Rioja

Spain - Rioja

La Rioja is Spain’s best known and most important region for the production of quality wines – called Rioja. La Rioja is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta (regarded as producing the finest wines), Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa.

La Rioja is centered in the Ebro River Valley with 7 small tributaries – once rivers but now small streams that in some cases nearly dry up by harvest.  These small valleys have their own unique climate and terrain; explaining why Rioja wines can be so different in style and flavor across the entire region

Rioja is made from grapes grown not only in the autonomous community of La Rioja, but also in parts of Navarre and the Basque province of Álava. Tempranillo, which grows well in the regions dry climate, is the most important grape grown here and its red wines dominate, though there is plenty interest and quality in the white and rosé young ‘Joven’ wines

Valles de Sadacia is a sub region created in 2003 which can only produce white wines and all have to include the Moscatel grape.

 

 

 

Products from this region

  • Nivarius Blend

    Rioja

    The wine is a blend of Tempranillo Blanco, Viura, Malvasia and Maturana grapes. The…

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  • Vallemayor Blanco Joven Viura

    Rioja

    A  new white Rioja from Vallemayor with 10% Sauvignon added to the Viura. Vallemayor…

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  • Vallemayor Rosado Joven

    Rioja

    A 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha giving a classic Spanish rosé style. Vallemayor has…

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  • Vallemayor Tinto Joven Tempranillo

    Rioja

    100% unoaked Tempranillo from Vallemayors own vineyards in the prestigious Rioja Alta. Vallemayor has been…

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  • Tondeluna Tinto Joven

    Rioja

    Tondeluna is 100% unoaked Tempranillo under  Vallemayor's alternative brand. The label was commissioned from famous Spanish artist…

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  • Nivei

    Rioja

    A delightful new take on white Rioja, made from a base of Tempranillo Blanco -…

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  • Nivarius Tempranillo Blanco

    Rioja

    Tempranillo Blanco is a genetic mutation of a single red vine discovered in 1988. This…

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  • Nivarius Maturana Blanca

    Rioja

    Another exceedingly rare grape from Nivarius' single varietal range. Maturana Blanca is the oldest grape…

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  • Tondeluna Crianza

    Rioja

    Tondeluna is Vallemayor's second label Crianza - the blend Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano - is…

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  • Vallemayor Crianza

    Rioja

    Typically Riojan blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano - same proportions as…

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  • Vallemayor Reserva

    Rioja

    A traditional styled, full bodied Reserva with great poise. Selected grapes from Vallemayor's own vineyards…

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  • Vallemayor Gran Reserva

    Rioja

    A great wine made only in the very finest vintages; an example of the very best…

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  • Vallemayor Vina Encineda Tempranillo

    Rioja

    A wonderfully structured red wine from 25 year old Tempranillo vines grown in Vallemayor's La Encineda…

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  • Vallemayor Vina Cerradilla

    Rioja

    A great and complex wine from Vallemayor’s prize estate of 60 year old vines.…

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