Rioja: Marques de Caceres

Rioja's magnificent red wines tend to overshadow its whites, but the region's white wines appeal to many, especially sommeliers and collectors who admire the wines' astonishing ability to age. Made largely from the Viura grape, Rioja whites from traditional producers such as Lopez de Heredia receive oak aging and can improve in the bottle for 15 to 20 years. Other producers, such as Marques de Caceres, focus on preserving the grape's lively aromas and freshness through stainless steel fermentation.

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