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 Rioja 2015, Northern Spain
Bodegas Bagordi
Bagordi Crianza 2015
Bagordi Crianza Rioja 2015, Northern Spain     Grape variety, Tempranillo and Graciano all hand picked grown on organic land but not certified as such.  A classic Crianza, bright ruby with expressive aromas of oak, nuts,...
£12.00
Gustales Crianza Rioja 2015
Bodegas Navajas
Gustales Crianza Rioja 2015
Gustales Crianza, Bodegas Navajas, Rioja, Spain 2015  A blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha with 6 months in oak with a minimum of 24 months ageing.  This classic appealing Rioja, starts with an intense bouquet of red summer fruits,...
£10.25
Lopez de Haro Crianza Rioja 2014
Lopez de Haro
Lopez de Haro Crianza Rioja 2014
López de Haro Crianza, Rioja, Spain, 2014  87% Tempranillo, 9% Garnacha tinta, 4% Gracian with 12 months in French and American oak.  A great value Crianza Rioja. Intense colour and pleasant bouquet, in which the nuances of mature...
£8.00
Lopez de Haro Tempranillo Rioja 2017
Lopez de Haro
Lopez de Haro Tempranillo Rioja 2017
López de Haro Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain 2017    100% Tempranillo aged for three or four months in new barrels.   Its short ageing adds complexity to the red fruits and liquorice aromas of this fresh Rioja. A tasty...
£9.99
Monte Araya Rioja 2016
Bodegas Del Medivo
Monte Araya Rioja 2016
Monte Araya Rioja, Spain, 2016     Grape variety, 100% Tempranillo aged for 6 months in American Oak.  A fine, fruit packed Rioja made from carefully selected Tempranillo grapes. Intense cherry red with a superb soft and silky...
£9.00
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