To accompany a bottle of the fantastic Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2001 I prepared a spanish meal.
Tortilla with baguette, cured ham and pan tomate. I’ve written numerous blogs on tortilla production, ham essentially makes itself (take it out of the packet) and pan tomate is made by grating a tomato (the skin will remain in your hand, don’t try and include it) and adding some oil and garlic before spreading on baguette.
The wine is absolutely thrilling. Essentially a spanish take on a Burgundy style wine. It is floral and complex and absolutely balanced. Enjoyable glass after glass.