Rioja

La Rioja (English /lə riːˈoʊhə/; Spanish: [la ˈrjoxa]) is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council and it is organized into 174 municipalities.
Posts about Rioja
  • Old-vine wine and simply old wine with Roy Hersch

    … of wine, both of which fueled hours of conversation until there were no other customers left. I did not bother taking notes but the wines were remarkable in their own way and deserve to be mentioned. Roy brought the 2006 Quinta do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa, Douro (imported by Broadbent Selections) to start. This wine is produced from Crato’s…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Spain: Bodegas Larraz, Rioja

    … I first tasted one of these Caudum Larraz wines last year, which is featured in this Rioja mini-focus looking at 2007 and 2009 vintages: Spain: Rioja 2007 and 2009. The 'Caudum' wines were launched ten years ago as a limited edition range sourced from a half-hectare vineyard called Finca La Cuesta in the Cenicero area, which is still planted…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 2 readers -
  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    …. Tasted January 2015 @navarrawine Finca Los Alijares Graciano 2009, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla, DO La Mancha, Spain (392522, $17.95, WineAlign) Not unlike Rioja, the wines of Tierra De Castilla in the heart of Spain are blessed with a Mediterranean climate augmented by an Atlantic influence. This organic winery is located beneath the Gredos…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • 2005 Viñedos de Páganos Rioja Gran Reserva El Puntido We must be...

    … 2005 Viñedos de Páganos Rioja Gran Reserva El Puntido We must be in Rioja! Baked strawberries and red cherries. Baking spices, barnyard, mint, and wood. Bright on the palate - fresh cherries and baked strawberries with a chorizo finish. Olé! 4/5 bones $$$ Tempranillo 14% abv Rioja, SPAIN …

    Shiba Sommelier- 4 readers -
  • Contino, McDonald and the Vine

    … with Malvasia (five per cent) and Garnacha Blanca (15). The latter will bull its way into future vintage mix with incremental proportion as a result of increased plantings. “The Queen” gets right up into the face and nose, indicating success for its primary goal. To seek a capacity for aging. “Viura can age,” insists winemaker Jesús Madrazo. “Here I…

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 6 readers -
  • Spain: "wines of the mo"

    … Simply Garnacha Rosado Borsao (13.5% abv) - very reliable and fairly classic style of full-bodied dry Spanish rosé made by Bodegas Borsao in the Campo de Borja region in Aragón. Great value too: £4.69 Tesco. Mas Miralda Cava Brut Vintage 2011 (11.5% abv) - another reliable favourite fizz with attractive mix of refreshingly frothy and light…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 3 readers -
  • Three Winter Reds from Rioja Spain: Complexity and Value

    … ageing their wines for years before release, people buying Reserva and Gran Reserva wines can find value as well as complexity from the Spanish region of Rioja, with beautifully mature wines starting under $20 – pricing which probably won’t last as more people discover these wines, like the 2008 and 2005 wines I sampled recently. Either decant these…

    Becky Sue Epstein/ Becky Sue Epstein- 8 readers -
  • Top 15 under-$25 wines of 2014

    … Moriles, Spain (Agent, $14.95, 500ml, WineAlign) From Recently tasted here, there and everywhere, November 24, 2014 The winery was founded in 1844 and in 1970 Toro Albalá became the first commercial Montilla producer in the classic Solera method, from (estate-grown) Pedro Ximénez vines. This is unfortified Fino, at a naturally achieved alcohol of 15…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Big Bold Rioja For Santa!

    …, this pairing is one of my favorites this fall/winter season so far (at least for what i’ve made at home). Puttanesca is super simple to make, and great with so many wines. Merry Christmas Wine Lovers! Eat what you like and drink what you love! Sommelier, Chef, and Pairing Personality, specializing in wine and spirits education, recipe development, and social media. "Make your brand stand out, one pairing at a time"! …

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 2 readers -
  • Viña Tondonia Reserva 2002, in a supermarket near you

    … López de Heredia, who make Tondonia, is one of the classic old Rioja houses. They are super-traditional, and make fabulously old fashioned and brilliantly ageable wines. They are not for modernists: winemaking here is quite oxidative with extended ageing in oak before release. It’s not quite up to Musar levels, but these wines are a bit…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 3 readers -
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