One of Spain's leading wine regions. Produced some of Spain's very finest red wines.
(Ree-OH-hah) - Perhaps the best red wines of Spain, grown in arid, mountainous Northern Spain and named for the Rio Oja river there. The wines are made from Tempranillo and other grapes, are often aged in oak, and trace some heritage to Bordeaux, from where many wine makers emigrated after the phylloxera scourge of the mid-19th Century.
dry red table wine from the Rioja region of northern Spain
Best known Spanish wine - Often aged in oak - hearty and full bodied.
A region in northern Spain that produces most of the country's best wines — red, white, and rosé.
(pronounced ri-o-ha) Red blend: Tempranillo, Garnacha and sometimes, Graciano and Carignan. White blend: Macabeo, Garnacha Blanco and Malvasia.
La Rioja is Spain's most famous wine region, whose DO was established in the 1920's, but whose wineries were founded in the 1800's. Mainly red, oaky wines.
(ree-oh-ha) fine wine district of Spain
Intensely rich and fruity red wines from the Tempranillo grape, traditionally aged in oak. The wjite wines are either crisp and fruity in the new style or rich and heavy if oak-aged.