Made for Morrisons' The Best range by Baron de Ley, one of Rioja's commendable, big players, this combines the best of traditional white Rioja in its oak impact and the best of the modern style in its fruit and freshness. After 14 months' maturing in American oak, there's plenty of oaky, spicy, almost resiny richness, all neatly balanced by the intensity and zing of preserved-lemon fruit and a silky, rounded texture.
If you don't like oaky wine, then it's not for you, but if you do, and you're looking for a white to take on the festive bird, this is a good candidate. It could also partner firm fish and rich fish dishes or hard cheeses. 12.5%
Morrisons The Best Marqués De Los Rios Rioja Blanco Reserva 2015, Rioja, Spain
£13, Morrisons – 100 stores and online