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 (Grenache)), which is sometimes added for body, then Graciano and Mazuelo (Carignan). The region also makes roses. For whites, the main grape is Viura (or Macebo), producing fresh, early-drinking wines. Malvasia, the grape that was once the most planted white, is found less often.

Notable Facts

The Rioja wine trade is somewhat confusing. Grapes are typically brought to a merchant's bodega from one of the 20,000+ growers in the region, or via a cooperative. The wine is then bottled and labelled by that bodega. Rioja's Consejo Regulador keeps track of all vineyards and bodegas to make sure they are following the DOCa regulations. Put in place to ensure quality, the system also controls prices.

As with the rest of Spain, the wine label may state Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, depending on barrel & bottle maturation. Crianzas are usually found within two years of the vintage and offer fresh, ripe wines. Reserva and Gran Reserva will be found a few years after the vintage, as the bodega will be aging the wines in barrel and bottle before release. Both typically show more secondary characteristics of spice and oak ageing.
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  • Faustino I Gran Reserva 2001
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  • Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2010
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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 2005
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  • Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja 2010
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  • Marques del Puerto Gran Reserva 2005
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  • CVNE Crianza 2012
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  • Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2011
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2009
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2007
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  • Bodegas Muga Reserva 2012
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  • Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado 2015
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  • Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2013
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  • Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva 2007
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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2004
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  • Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2012
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva (375ML half-bottle) 2005
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  • Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2014
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  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009
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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995
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  • Torre de Ona by La Rioja Alta Finca San Martin Crianza 2012
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2011
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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva 2004
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2010
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  • Remelluri Rioja Reserva 2009
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  • Bodegas Ontanon Gran Reserva 2005
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