The prestige of a privileged land devoted to wine for more than two thousand years.
Rioja was the first Designation of Origin in Spain to earn Calificada status. This was in 1991.
A rigorous and effective control system makes Rioja synonymous with the highest quality.
Three production zones, each with a distinct personality: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Orient
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This grape variety comes from a natural genetic mutation found in a single cane of a red Tempranillo vine, discovered in an old vineyard in Murillo de Río Leza (La Rioja) in 1988. Clusters are medium-sized and loose, and the berries are also medium-sized and slightly flattened. It is late both at bud break and in arriving at veraison but it ripens early. Total acidity remains high, with high levels of malic acid.
Its wines have a high concentration of volatile compounds with fruity aromas. Its wines offer excellent sensory characteristics, just like the red Tempranillo. They are yellow-green with characteristic intense aromas of bananas and citrus and tropical fruit, underscored by floral and terpene notes. Well-balanced in the mouth, with medium-long structure and persistence. It does not exist anywhere else in the world.
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