Rioja

Rioja wines are made in the area surrounding the City of Logrono in Northern Spain. Red, white and rosé wines are produced. D.O.C. Rioja Red wines are classified into four categories.

The first, simply labeled Rioja, is the youngest, spending less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Crianza is wine aged for at least two years, at least one of which was in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged for at least three years, of which at least one year is in oak. Rioja Gran Reserva wines have been aged at least two years in oak and three years in bottle. A Semi-Crianza style, is for the wines that have had a couple of months oak influence but not enough to be called a full Crianza. The designation of Crianza, Reserva etc. might not always appear on the front label but may appear on a neck or back label in the form of a stamp designation known as Consejo. 

Marqués de Cáceres Crianza, Rioja, Spain, 2015
Marques de Caceres
Marques de Caceres Crianza Rioja 2015
Marqués de Cáceres Crianza, Rioja, Spain, 2015  85% Tempranillo 15% Graciano and garnacha tinta, aged in oak for 12 months.  Classic Rioja Crianza, a dark ruby red colour. Fresh notes of red berries on the nose enriched by...
£11.99
Rioja Vega Crianza 2015
Rioja Vega
Rioja Vega Crianza 2015
Vega Crianza Rioja, Spain, 2015  80% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 15% Garnacha with 12 months in American oak.  A bright wine. Complex array of aromas on the nose, with notes of red fruits and liquorice and subtle hints of toast, spices and...
£10.15
Tahon de Tobelos Reserva Rioja 2012
Bodegas Tobelos
Tahon de Tobelos Reserva Rioja 2012
Tahon de Tobelos, Reserva, La Rioja, Rioja, Spain, 2012  100% Tempranillo. A manual harvest and rigorous selection is used for this incredible wine. Aged for 14 months in new American oak barrels, bottled and then aged another 22 months before...
£26.25