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 Cosecha Rioja, Spain, 2017
Bodegas Bagordi
Bagordi Rioja Cosecha 2017
Bagordi Cosecha Rioja, Spain, 2017 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Graciano all hand picked with 3 months in oak.  A deep red makes this young wine so attractive. A fruity nose, with a background of mocha and vanilla notes makes for...
£8.25
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
Marqués de Cáceres Blanco, White Rioja, Spain 2017
Marques de Caceres
Marques de Caceres Blanco Rioja 2017
Marqués de Cáceres Blanco, White Rioja, Spain 2017  Grape variety, 100% Viura  Very fresh notes of grapefruit and pears come through with a depth of minerals on the nose, resulting in a pleasant complexity. Good structure on the...
£9.99
Monte Araya Rioja, Spain, 2017
Bodegas Del Medivo
Monte Araya Rioja 2017
Monte Araya Rioja, Spain, 2017  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 texture, good...
£9.00
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Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco Colección, La Rioja, Spain, 2017
Rioja Vega
Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco Coleccion 2017
Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco Colección, La Rioja, Spain, 2017  100% Tempranillo Blanco with six months on its lees in french oak.  Straw-yellow color, glyceride, very bright. Complex and expressive aromas, intense notes of...
£14.00