Rioja

Rioja, Spain

Rioja is, along with Sherry, Spain's most famous wine region. Its red wines are based on the noble grape variety of Tempranillo. The red wines of Rioja are classified according their minimum ageing requirements in cask and bottle before being released to the market, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, with the term Cosecha being used for wines which are young, or do not tend to follow this classification. The wines have an affinity with oak, particularly with the more aromatic American oak, and like many other regions of the world there is tension between the traditionalists and the modernists, with the former being exemplified with the wines of Lopez de Heredia and La Rioja Alta

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  1. CVNE 2016 Rioja Crianza CuneIn stock
    Cune is famed for its long lasting elegant Riojas, just on the cusp of being a traditionalist, but this wine marries... Learn More
  2. CVNE 2019 Rioja Blanco MonopoleIn stock
    Monopole Blanco has been continuously made since 1915, now under the 5th generation of the descendents of the founders.... Learn More
  3. Marques de Riscal 2015 Rioja ReservaIn stock
    £13.90
    Marques de Riscal is one of Rioja's most traditional producers. This 2015 Reserva spends 2 years in cask developing... Learn More
  4. Abel Mendoza 2018 Rioja Jarrarte Maceracion CarbonicaIn stock
    This part of Rioja, Alavesa, is known for occasionally making fresh, young wines, to be enjoyed when young. This is... Learn More
  5. Amezola de la Mora 2016 Vina Amezola Rioja CrianzaIn stock
    Vina Amezola is a traditonal style of Rioja with long oak ageing, but its also quite rich in fruit. Tobacco leaf notes,... Learn More
  6. Pujanza 2016 Rioja 'Hado'In stock
    Pujanza is a newish Bodega in Rioja founded by Carlos San Pedro in 1998 in the Basque part of Rioja wine country. The... Learn More
  7. R. Lopez de Heredia 2010 Rioja Crianza Vina CubilloIn stock
    Lopez de Heredia is my favourite producer of Rioja. Vina Cubillo is their youngest wine, but is absolutely fantastic.... Learn More
  8. Pujanza 2016 Rioja 'Finca Valdepoleo'In stock
    Finca Valdapoleo is one of Pujanza's single vineyard wines. It is a small parcel of 17 hectares with vines around 630... Learn More
  9. R. Lopez de Heredia 2007 Rioja Reserva Vina BosconiaIn stock
    £26.99
    Bosconia is the slightly more rich version of Reserva from Rioja's most traditional producer. It is mostly Tempranillo... Learn More
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