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. 

Bagordi Crianza 2014
Bodegas Bagordi
Bagordi Crianza 2014
Bagordi Crianza Rioja 2014, Northern Spain      Grape variety, Tempranillo and Graciano all hand picked.  A classic Crianza, bright ruby with expressive aromas of oak, nuts, vanilla and cinnamon as well as blackberry and...
£12.00
Lopez de Haro Gran Reserva Rioja 2009
Lopez de Haro
Lopez de Haro Gran Reserva Rioja 2009
Lopez de Haro Gran Reserva Rioja, Spain 2009  Tempranillo and Graciano  Complex on the nose with vanilla and coffee notes. It is well balanced with a velvety attack. Silky and enticing entrance with soft tannins and a balanced acidity. A...
£15.00
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
Navardia Organic Rioja Crianza 2012
Bodegas Bagordi
Navardia Organic Rioja Crianza 2012
Navardia Organic Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2012  65% Tempranillo, 25% Graciano and 10% Garnacha, 12 months in french & american oak barrels. All hand picked.  Intense red cherry colour, hues of red tinged with violet, abundant...
£12.15
Ramon Bilbao Rioja Edicion Limitada Magnum 2013
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao
Ramon Bilbao Rioja Edicion Limitada Magnum 2013
Ramon Bilbao Rioja Edicion Limitada Magnum, Spain, 2013   100% Tempranillo. Fourteen months in new French and American oak casks and aged in bottle for a further ten months.  An intense cherry red colour. On the nose fine fruit aromas with...
£33.50