Learn About Bodegas Obalo
This young winery has only put a few of its vintages on the market. It is located in the village of Ábalos, which forms part of the municipality of Sonsierra in La Rioja. This region divides, like an arrowhead, what is known as the Alavese Rioja. Here the vineyards can take advantage of the protection of the natural barrier posed by the Sierra Cantabria, which is a wall that...
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Learn About Rioja
(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...
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Learn About Tempranillo
Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light
side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World
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