Rioja

Spain’s best known wine region sits in the north of the country, to the south-west of the Pyrénées. It is subdivided into the Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa areas, each with its own particular style, all producing red, white and rosé styles. The early-ripening Tempranillo and late-ripening Garnacha (Grenache) grapes form the backbone of the red wines from this region, and the wines are categorised according to amount of time they spend in barrel and bottle before being released: Joven (or young) wines are released after a short ageing in bottle, Crianza wines undergo a minimum two years ageing, Reserva wines three years and Gran Reserva five years, giving the wine-drinking public a great selection of styles from which to choose.

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