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Best Rioja Wines for under £10

 TAGS:undefinedWhen we think of Rioja we ‘re immediately referring to one of the most important wines from Spain and, of course, one of the most famous worldwide. A glass of Rioja is perfect to enjoy with some classic Iberian ham or a very good Spanish cheese. But more than that, it’s  an all-time-favourite for the Christmas season and family dinners that come with it.

The Tempranillo is the soul of this region. An autochthone grape variety that provides the wines with a fruity, young and easy-to-drink character. If you’re not sure which wine to offer, this wine is perfect for beginners and experienced wine lovers. Moreover, it’s very easy to pair with food and offers a good conversation topic. 

In order to enjoy a good Rioja, you don’t have to grab deep into your pockets. Spain offers very affordable wines at good quality. Discover here some great Riojan gems for under £10 to top off your Christmas season.

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Cune Crianza is a red wine with DOC Rioja, made from three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Grenache and Mazuelo. Ageing takes place in French and American oak barrels for 12 months. 

 

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Viña Real Crianza 2014: After harvesting good scores and reviews on its previous vintages, Viña Real Crianza 2014 is once again a benchmark to keep in mind for Crianza wine lovers

 

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Luis Cañas Crianza 2014, one of the most outstanding Rioja wines. This vintage excels for its tasty, spicy and elegant character, along with for an exceptional value for money. 

 

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Baron de Ley Reserva 2012 is mainly made from Tempranillo. Its long ageing period of 20 months in American oak barrels brings structure and complexity to a group that stands out for its intensity and balance

 

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El Coto Crianza 2013 is a classic Rioja wine, a wine to look good without spending too much money trying.

Rioja vs Ribera

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The most famous Designations of Origin in Spain and those whose wines sell best are, beyond any doubt, the Rioja and the Ribera del Duero. Their red wines are famous not only in Spain but worldwide. Each receives a fervent support from their amateurs whose positions hardly seem compatible. But what are the differences between these regions’ red wines? In order to answer, I have to go through some of the “boring” differences … Before getting to the interesting part!

The creation

La Rioja has been a Designation of Origin (Denominación de Origen, DO) since 1925 and even received the “Denominación de Origen Calificada, DOC” in 1991, which implies an excellent quality. On the other hand, the Ribera del Duero is a relatively new DO as it was only recognized in 1982.

The geographical situation

The Rioja  DOC’s production area is located in Northern Spain on the banks of the Ebro river, mainly in the autonomous communities of the Rioja and the Basque Country. Moreover, the region is subdivided into three geographical designations: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. All in all, the DO counts 63.593 hectares of vineyards producing between 280 and 300 million litres (90% of red, 5% of white and 5% of rosé).

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The production area of the Ribera del Duero DO stretches over the south-east of Castile and León, mostly in the provinces of Burgos, Segovia, Valladolid and Soria. There are 22.320 hectares of vineyards which produce about 130 million litres (98% of red and 2% of rosé).

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Regarding the geographical situation, it is not so much the formal delimitation between the various areas that matters but rather their soils or “terroir” as well as their respective climate. The soils and the climate determine the wine quality among other factors.

As to the Rioja DOC, generally speaking for the three production areas, the climate is continental, moderate, and almost Mediterranean in the Rioja Baja’s case. The mild temperatures allow for a slow and careful maturation of the grapes. The designation is characterized by a diversity of soils, though clay-calcareous, clay-ferrous and alluvial types of soil predominate.

Typical for the Ribera del Duero DO is the extreme continental climate along with scarce rainfalls. Winters are cold with icy winds whereas summers are hot and dry but with low nocturnal temperatures. As a result, the grape ripens faster and is more concentrated. Soils are rather diverse in this DO even if limestone prevails.

Varieties of grape

The main grape variety grown in both DOs is the Tempranillo but that is where their similarity ends. Indeed, in the Rioja, the allowed red varietals include the Tempranillo (the most common), the dark Grenache, the Carignan and the Graciano as well as three white varietals: the Malvasia, the Macabeu and the white Grenache.

In the Ribera del Duero, red varieties include the Tempranillo, also called locally Tinto  Fino or Tinta del País, the Cabernet, the Sauvignon, the Merlot and the Malbec. Additionally, they have a small amount of Grenache and, for whites, the Albillo.

Although the Tempranillo is the most commonly grown and used varietal in the elaboration of wines from both DOs, their wines remain truly different.

Aroma, power in the mouth, alcohol and alcohol level, colour and savour

In short, red wines from the Rioja can be described as sweet and hardly astringent. They do not leave a dry feeling in the mouth and are not harsh.

Ribera del Duero’s wines are more concentrated and intense both in their colour and their savour thanks to the extreme climate and the grape’s quicker maturation. They give a sensation of greater astringency, dryness and harshness in the mouth. They can be described as powerful.

For the same reasons as their power in the mouth, wines from the Ribera de Duero have a higher level of alcohol than those from the Rioja. Though, if the wines are well elaborated, one does not necessarily notice their higher alcohol content.

The Rioja wines’ aroma reminds us of red fruits and they leave a fresh aftertaste thanks to their acidity. The aroma of the Ribera del Duero wines calls ripe fruits to mind, appears smoother and rounder in the mouth and tends to end with a lactic hint, similar to a strawberry yoghurt.

Both DOs classify their wines according to their time of ageing in barrels or bottles (Crianza):

  • Joven / Roble (they do not age in wooden barrels neither do they mature in barrels for more than 12 months)
  • Crianza (minimum two years of ageing, one of which in a barrel)
  • Reserva (minimum three years of ageing, one in a barrel and the other in bottle)
  • Gran Reserva (minimum five years of ageing, two in a barrel and three in bottle)

The graph below shows the ageing potential of wines over time according to their “Crianza”. For both DOs, young wines should be drunk rapidly, whereas “Crianza” and “Reserva” wines can be savoured over a longer period.

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The boring, yet objective, part is finally over and we can now focus on the more interesting part.

The price difference

Why are Rioja wines generally cheaper than the Ribera del Duero’s? I answered this question to a large extent in my previous explanations: the production area and the number of litres produced in the Rioja is sensibly higher than in the Ribera. Indeed, we still have in mind the Rioja’s 63.593 hectares of vineyards in contrast to “only” 22.320 hectares in the Ribera. Moreover, the climate has a defining influence. Indeed, it is easier to produce wine in the Rioja than under the Ribera’s extreme conditions. The Ribera’s cellars face more frost problems which limit the yields of the vines. Less wine, higher prices!

To summarize, these DOs are different regions with different soils, climates and varietals. So, why do people keep arguing over the superiority of one designation over the other? To each his own tastes, no? Or should I prefer meat over fish?

This being said, some issues and disagreements are brought to light. Nowadays, several estates in the Rioja Alavesa wish to break away from their current DO to create a new one (“D.O. Viñedos de Álava”). Local Alavese winegrowers (about 42) promote the differences and the unique character of their wines. If we consider the French or Italian classification system, their demands would be quite sensible. In 2015, the famous ARTADI Bodega quit the Rioja DO. The winemaker justified his choice declaring, “Renowned wine regions such as Bordeaux (with 52 sub-designations) or Burgundy (96) offer their consumers wines which evoke specific areas. It is essential to provide the consumers with the opportunity to discover our land’s diversity, which grants quality wines their uniqueness and authenticity”.

While they are right to wish for a distinct recognition and to promote their wines’ particularities, I might have some reservations. Indeed, let us not forget that the reputation and the fame of the Rioja wines are the result of its winegrowers’ efforts and dedication, but also the considerable resources deployed by the DOs to support their products’ commercialisation and promotion. It is necessary to thank the DOs for their great work. Yet, it can hardly be otherwise: just like every child will eventually stand on its own feet and trace its own path, winegrowers will aspire to a greater autonomy and step outside the DOs’ framework.

In the Ribera del Duero’s case, the situation is quite different. Here, we talk about those excluded from the DO. Some of the most famous cellars of the Castile and León region such as Mauro, Abadía Retuerta, Bodegas Leda, … Do not belong to the Ribera del Duero DO but to the “Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León”. Is it a problem? Abadía Retuerta answers, “At Abadía Retuerta, we could say that our auto-regulation is much stricter than other designations. Though our application to the Ribera del Duero was refused, today, we can affirm that this event is one of the secrets of Abadía Retuerta’s success. We are currently in touch with the administration to create our own designation in compliance with the recently voted Wine Law”.

As for Mauro, they are among the best red wines from Spain and acknowledged as such by the greatest critics in the world.

Every day in France, there are more winemakers who decide to break away from the designation of origin and to commercialize their wines under the name of “Vin de France”. It might be time for designations to rebrand or reinvent themselves. A similar situation is happening in Catalonia with the Cava DO where several estates quit their DO but, unlike other regions, they created two classifications: Clàssic Penedès and Cava de Paraje.

But let’s get back to our DOs: Would it be more sensible or relevant to distinguish Modern vs Classical wines? Are the former better than the latter?

It would like asking whether one prefers our grandmother’s traditional recipes or sushi … Wouldn’t it be possible to enjoy both? These are two totally different types of vinification and we shouldn’t compare them.

The so-called modern wines are usually more full-bodied and fleshy, they also have a greater intensity as well as a greater power and a higher alcohol content. These wines undergo their ageing process in new barrels (my best friends …). At first, it might sound unsavoury, but nothing is further from the truth! These wines’ problem is that they are drunk too soon, too young. They must remain in their bottle for 10 years before consumption in order to let them balance themselves and achieve their ideal drinking point. They should not be consumed too soon.

On the contrary, classical wines, my personal favourite, are left for a long period of time in used barrels, that is, in barrels previously used to mature other wines. The wood’s influence on the wine quality decreases and the wine becomes smoother. Moreover, once bottled, the wines are stocked in cellars for some time before commercialisation. For example, Viña Tondonia, La Rioja Alta, Vega Sicilia are wines bearing a tile colour with an evolved nuance and a very agreeable mouth.

Actually, the Rioja vs Ribera distinction does not really make sense. There are safe bets in both DOs, indispensable great wines and small cellars to give them a novel distinction. When well elaborated, a good wine with its own character can be found in every cellar and suit every pocket.

This being said, the wine landscape in Spain has tremendously changed over a short period of time. Some smaller regions unveil an incredible and fantastical potential thanks to a new generation of winegrowers who travelled, studied and worked in Spain or abroad with great winemakers. This generation shows a clear will to develop their vineyards, autochthonous varietals and quality wines which deserved to be known, and of course, enjoyed.

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Campo Viejo Tempranillo, a red wine from Rioja that is based on Tempranillo grapes.

 

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Pruno 2014, a red wine from Ribera del Duero vinified with cabernet sauvignon and tinta fina.

Wine for couples

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At a romantic dinner, chocolate or oysters can offer a somewhat aphrodisiac effect, and so can wine. There are numerous wines perfect to share between two, beeing white, red or sparkling.

With a white wine you are almost certain og success. Especially if you have pasta, rice or fish. It is best to opt for the white wines that are stronger, dry, and fruity. In this way, they will match both him and her. White wines made with cabernet sauvignon, malvasia and garnacha are recommended. They are usually wines that go well with everything, so if you are going to have wild meat for dinner, they also pair well with white wines.

When it comes to red wine, there are many quality Rioja wines. Actually, this DO offers wines with body and stronger, richer taste. This may be favorable for him but not so much for her, although more and more women enjoy a good, strong red wine.

The red wines are reserved for meat dishes, carpaccios, chocolate desserts. The varieties of garnacha or merlot provide fine wines that are a true pleasure to the pallate and very tasty.

When we are a a date we can allow ourselves to experiment and to taste quality wines. One dont mind to pay a little extra if the bottle is well worth it, whether the dinner is at home or ina restaurant. Anyway, at the moment, there are new good wines for less than 10 euros, which are of great quality and that offer all the characteristics that we need for a perfect pairing.

If what we want is to seduce our partner, then we will opt for the sparkling wines. The bubbles will enhance a sensual and dynamic atmosphere, a perfect choice. They are also perfect for desserts, and as an after dinner drink. And not to forget, the sparkling ones are also the perfect choice as an appetizer before dinner.

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Pol Roger Brut Réserve

 

 

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Bollinger Spécial Cuvée Brut

White Wines from La Rioja, are they any good?

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To speak of a Rioja wine is to make it with distinction since it’s a DO that it’s famous all around the world and which groups more and more regions throughout Spain as time goes by. Traditionally, the wines of Rioja have been red, with different nuances, special flavors and potent blends on the palate. They are perfect mostly for meats and other foods related to hunting.

But for some years, the regulating council of La Rioja itself recognizes that things are changing because the white wines of Rioja are striking with fiercely, more than ever, bringing freshness and high-quality standards.

Although it may be seen as a novelty, it’s not, because white wines in this area have been proven and, in fact, they were the best and more abundant than reds back in the 17th century.

La Rioja is boosting these wines because beyond the consolidated reds, there is a world of white to discover. They are characterized by their complexity and variety, perfect to pair with many foods, both in summer and winter, or just any other time in the year. For example, young fresh and fruity white wines can be paired with seafood, pasta and rice, among others, while those white wines that are fermented in barrels go well with cured cheeses and blue fish. Long-aged whites are consumed with poultry, meat and stews.

For all this, the whites of La Rioja are reborn to bring more flavors to this DO. Would you like a glass of white wine?

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Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2002

 

 

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Capellanía 2010

Cambados: What to do in the European City of Wine 2017?

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On November 4 2016 the Board of the Network of European Wine Cities (Recevin) chose Cambados (Galicia, Spain) as the new ‘European Wine City’. The Pontevedra locality will hold the title throughout the year 2017 thanks to an attractive project that allowed it to step in front of other Spanish cities with a great wine tradition like Aranda de Duero, La Palma del Condado and Vilafranca de Penedès.

This recognition is not surprising to those who have visited this city before, because Cambados has an extensive relationship with wine; It is known worldwide as the Capital of Albariño. This is because the Denomination of Origin Rias Baixas was promoted in this town in order to improve local wine production for export to major international markets; A task that they have accomplished with palpable success for years.

There is no doubt that the Capital of Albariño will be a destination of high tourist interest for lovers of good drinks. A total of 80 enotourism activities make up the program presented by Cambados in his candidacy for the ‘European Wine City’. To this we must add the wide offer of activities related to the wine that usually offers the city among which they stand out:

  • The Albariño festival:

Held on the first Sunday of August, this is one of the oldest wine festivals in Spain. Every year thousands of lovers of gastronomy and good wine come to this celebration that holds the title of ‘National Tourist Interest’ since 1977.

  • Ethnographic and Wine Museum:

This is the first museum in Galicia of its kind. Located in a historical point of Cambados, between the ruins of Santa Mariña Dozo and a temple of the s. XV, in its interior it is proposed a tour of the history, art and popular culture of the Rías Baixas related to the vitivinícolas aspects.

  • Wine Route:

A total of 21 wineries make up the “Ruta do Viño“, a route of 23.5 km in which you can enjoy a walk around the historic set of Cambados, declared a Cultural Interest; At the same time as commented visits and tastings in the wineries whose wines have given international renown to this region.

To make matters even better, this seafaring village is kind to lovers of good food. Scallops, seafood and fresh fish in abundance on the menus of restaurants and seafood restaurants in the city. We are talking about the perfect cuisine to accompany an Albariño in a wonderful setting

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Terras Gauda 2015

 

 

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Mar de Frades 2015

Wine is beneficial to women’s hearts

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The analysis’ were performed on women between 27 and 44 years of age who filled out questionnaires about their health habits and lifestyles. The analysis found that women who followed certain six healthy habits were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

Moderate wine consumption, at a rate of one drink per day, was one of the 6 habits. The other 5 were not smoking, maintain a low body mass index, endure at least 2.5 hours of physical activity a week, watch less than 7 hours of television a week and eat in a healthy and balanced way.

What researchers believe is that 73% of the cases of coronary heart disease recorded while the study was conducted could have been avoided if all participants had followed these lifestyle habits.

“Adherence to a healthy lifestyle is also associated with a significant reduction in the risk of developing heart disease among women who had already developed a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes, or hypertension, or hypercholesterolemia.” – says Dr. Andrea K. Chomistek, lead author and assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Indiana in Bloomington.

On the other side, the researchers at Harvard Medical School have released findings on the relationship between moderate alcohol consumption and the decreased risk of developing heart failure.

“What we have found was that those who drank moderately up to seven drinks a week had a lower risk of heart failure“, Solomon said. For men, the protective effect seemed to come at about two drinks per day, and for women one drink per day.

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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005: a red wine with DO Rioja produced with tempranillo and garnacha from the 2005 vintage and 13.5º of alcohol content. 

 

 

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Honoro Vera 2014: a red wine Calatayud with garnacha of 2014 and presents an alcohol content of 14º. Honoro Vera 2014 is ideal to combine with hard cheese and manchego cheese.

 

 

What will be the future of La Rioja?

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Without doubt, the Rioja Designation of Origin is one of the best known of the country and its exports are unstoppable all over the world. In fact, we can find bottles of this DO in the best restaurants in London and New York, being already something with made in Spain quality.

This has been thanks to years of effort and dedication of the agents engaged in this sector, but they may now have some disagreements and the future of this designation not be entirely clear.

One of the fact that marked these disagreements is that the well known winery Artadi no longer belongs to the DO, and others are considering it. That’s because it is an appellation that encompasses many (perhaps too many) wines from different origins and prices, and that’s what’s not like some wineries of the designation, among other issues.

The same winery that no longer belongs to this DO, Artadi, explains that its project does not fit with the future of an appellation of origin which seeks only selling. Rather, at Artadi they want to promote something more familiar, that is, do something with care, small but differentiated.

Perhaps the Designation of Origin Rioja looks for other things and goes beyond. If they want to sell and talk numbers, they have it easy, since in 2014 they sold 384 million bottles, 106 million of them abroad. But many wineries want this differentiation that the DO doesn’t give, currently highly valued by consumers. So they are analysing where La Rioja is going with its wines, in which converge wineries competing in added value and in volume.

Meanwhile, the Regulatory Council sees it very clearly, as it defends the strength of the brand. They say it is a unique designation, “without surnames”. Some believe that there are also political reasons, but the protagonists reiterate that it has nothing to do. We’ll wait to see what happens in the near future.

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Viña El Pisón 2008: wine red with DO Rioja which blend contains tempranillo of 2008 and with 14º of alcohol content. 

 

 

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Viñas de Gaín 2013: a wine red with DO Rioja which blend contains tempranillo of 2013 and has an alcohol content of 14.5º.

 

 

2015: a crop that will make history in La Rioja

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We have already exposed sometimes that the 2015 vintage will be one of the strongest and highest quality throughout Spain. In fact, it has come before and the collecting of grapes is ahead because of the high temperatures occurred in recent months.

The Plenary of the Regulatory Board of the Qualified Appellation of Origin Rioja announced that this year’s harvest will be so important that can make history. This makes them feel motivated to predict good prospects for the 2015 harvest and the Spanish wine in general.

Thus, the regulatory board has highlighted and raised the maximum performance of production up to 6,955 kg per hectare for red varieties compared to 2014. It is estimated that the productive potential of the current vintage will be 61,912 hectares, and of these, the most (57,907) are for red varieties, while 4,005 hectares are for white varieties. Both increase compared to the 2014 campaign.

The council considered that these data can be positive and very encouraging, estimating 441.3 million kilos of grapes to harvest. This figure is 1.7% more than last year.

In total, the Qualified Appellation of Origin Rioja, one of the most important in Spain and the world, can produce 308.9 million litres of wine from the 2015 harvest. This figure would be 4.6% higher than the 2014 vintage, which was 295,2 million litres of Rioja wine.

These figures would give an historic record for this appellation, promising fine wines, crops, production and sales for next season.

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Coto de Imaz Reserva 2008 is a red wine with DO Rioja from the El Coto de Rioja cellar produced with tempranillo from the 2008 vintage and 12.5º of volume of alcohol. 

 

 

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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005: a red wine with Rioja DO made with tempranillo and garnacha of 2005 and 13.5º of alcohol strength.

 

 

Is it a myth the concept of terroir?

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A French professor named Valéry Michaux, director of research at Neoma Business School, says that quality of some of the best wines in the world has been reduced to the concentrated knowledge instead to the importance of terroir.

According to this professor, wines as the sparkling from Champagne and the ones from Rioja do not succeed due to soil chemistry but to a concentration of knowledge, and thus he has written it up in a book recently.

Titled ?Strategies of wine-making territories, clusters, governance and territorial brand?, the book co-authored by Professor Michaux is based on the argument that the cluster effect, strong management and territorial brand are now more important than the terroir knowledge.

For the materialization of this book, several researchers were pooled and they analyzed cases from different vineyards around the world, including the successful regions of Champagne and Rioja, as well as regions such as Cahors and Armenia, and more dispersed producers found in northern Italy and in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

Under this premise, Michaux ensures the success of wine regions not based on the taste of wine, but on a collaborative effort between oenologists and related producers.

To Michaux, California’s Silicon Valley is a perfect example of ?cluster effect?, which connects several disparate circles, including a strong entrepreneurial culture, direct competition, continuous experimentation, innovation, mutual aid and solidarity, finding then the key to success.

In his words:

?The presence of a strategic alliance between professionals contributes significantly to the development of a single territorial umbrella brand and thus its influence. A strong local self-governance is also essential for a territorial brand to exist.?

Definitely, it will be interesting to learn more about the scenario expressed in the book co-written by Professor Michaux, and discover a little more about cooperation between oenologists and producers from the most important wine regions of the world.

What do you you think? What influences the most in the success of a wine region? And in winemaking? Today we recommend:

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Taittinger Brut Réserve

Wine tours: Rioja

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If there is one place where the wine is his identity, that’s Rioja. Community is rich in wines and where the tourism -related sector is fully settled for years. Join this route if you have a weekend, and discover the birthplace of wine as wineries and vineyards.

Architecture

The wine is attached to this culture. You can?t miss all the buildings type existing. Visit the monasteries of Suso and Yuso in San Millan de la Cogolla, named a World Heritage Site. Or the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Events and activities

Besides walking trails and cities, it’s time to have fun thanks to wine-related events. This is the case of the Grape Harvest Festival, Sept. 21 in Logrono, coinciding with the San Mateo Fiesta. In addition, Wine Tours, walks are conducted with a group that brings together nine of the most important wineries in the QDO. Rioja, wine tasting, sports among vineyards, wine at their centers and more.

Museum of Wine Culture

It is vital to reach the town of Briones to see the Museum of Wine Culture Vivanco Dynasty Foundation. Located in a wine history, opened in 2004 and collected from the vineyard to see the rooms where work on the vine. It occupies 9,000 square meters on five permanent exhibition halls, plus a temporary exhibition hall, documentation center of the Foundation, Conference room, tasting room, restaurant, cafe and wine shop .

Other museums and wine

The wineries in this region are truly museums. In this case, we recommend watching the winery Ontañón Museum in Logroño, where it is interesting to see the breeding area and a permanent display of art by Miguel A. Sainz on an iconographic cycle dedicated to Dionysus and wine.

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Viña Albina Reserva 2004

 

 

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Viña Ardanza Reserva