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Rioja Wine

29 June
2017-06-29 00:00:00
2017-06-29 00:00:00

Rioja Wine

The Rioja region of Spain produces one of the world’s finest, and most long lived wines: Rioja.
Rioja's renaissance, in the latter half of the 19th century, was a direct result of the phyloxera bug that decimated vineyards around the globe. While English merchants came to Rioja to replace their Frenchimports, the wines here actually have much more in common with Chianti. Both wines are blend relyingheavily on one grape, in this case Tempranillo. Like Chianti’s Sangiovese, Tempranillo usually produces a relatively high acid wine of medium to medium-full body. Tempranillo tends to produce wines with a dusty, leathery edge to their raspberry and blackberry fruit tones. With additions of Graciano, Mazuela and Grancha the wines of Rioja can take on additional layers of flavor and aroma but the tradition of extendedoak aging for Rioja's great wines contributes an even more obvious imprint. While the Spaniards havetraditionally been a fan of the strong vanilla and coconut component that American oak barrels havecontributed to Rioja, more and more producers have turned to French oak favoring it's more subtle spicetones. Rioja continues to undergo extended aging in Barrel with Reserva and Gran Reserva bottlings,representing a producer highest achievement, spending a minimum of 3, or 5 years respectively in theproducer's cellar. A brief breakdown of the styles of rioja. Joven - These are young fruity wines full of redberry fruits and best in their youth. Served with a slight chill they make excellent reds for warm weather.Crianza - These are wines that see at least 6 months aging in oak barrels allowing them to soften a touchand pick up subtle vanilla and spice notes while preserving most of their youthful fruit. these are winesthat can benefit from a year or two in the cellar but are accessible on release. Roble - Wines labeledRoble, Oak in Spanish, are wines that have seen some period of oak aging, frequently less than what isrequired to achieve Crianza status, yet offer the obvious effects of barrel aging, frequently morepronounced than with a Crianza. Reserva - These are wines that have seen at least 12 months in oakbarrels, plus an additional two in the cellar before release. this additional time, and the fact that produceruse better wines for these, means that Reservas are both richer and silkier than Crianza's with emergingnotes of tobacco, soil and spice that comes with aging. Gran Reserva - the highest classification in Rioja,Gran Reserva wines are kept in barrel for at least 24 months and an additional 3 years in the cellar. thesewines can be opulent and flamboyant with amazing depth of flavor that combines the remains fo theraspberry and strawberry fruit of Tempranillo plus spice tones and vanilla from the oak plus the addedlayer and dimension of oxidative tones that add subtle notes of leather, preserved meats and nuts to thewine. These are silky, long, elegant wines that stand head to head with the worlds finest.

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