Rioja is one of the major wine-producing regions in Spain. Located in north-west Spain, south of the Cantabrian Mountains and along the Ebro river, the region benefits from a continental climate that is ideal for growing premium-quality grapes.
Rioja’s wines are usually blends of different grape varieties, in much the same way as the famous Bordeaux. Tempranillo is usually the main variety in the blend, providing the majority of the flavor and ageing potential. Grenache contributes alcohol and body, and Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah are sometimes included for structure and complexity.
The wines of Rioja benefit from fermenting and ageing in oak, and as a result they age gracefully for 5-10 years. They are great candidates for consuming young, or for cellaring.
This coming month will be the annual release of our Spanish Reserve Rioja blend made with 100% grapes from a single vinyard in Monsant, Spain. This year we feature a Tempanillo-Syrah-Grenache. Contact us today to reserve yours.