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Rioja making a play for the year’s most drinkable red

“How to Sip Your Way through Spanish Wine Country in 10 Glorious Days” (Departures) 

“With … Rioja making a play for the year’s most drinkable red, it’s never been a better time to explore Spain’s diverse, romantic, and visually spectacular winemaking regions.”

“With more than 600 wineries, over 65,000 hectares of vineyards, and a distribution footprint stretching across 130 countries, Rioja is by far one of Spain’s hottest wine regions. Rioja reds are lauded for their beefy tannic structure, luscious fruit notes, and remarkable aging potential comparable to Bordeauxes and Burgundies. The official D.O. (Designation of Origin) is comprised of three sections bridging both sides of the Ebro river: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Oriental.

Rioja Region

Bodegas Mentioned: 
Bodegas Bilbaínas , CVNE, Lopez de Heredia, Ysios

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