The best Rioja wines

The region with the highest reputation in Spain. Wine was produced here even before the Romans occupied the country. The knowledge of the area and how to bring out the best in the wines produced there, combined with a consistent quality control, makes Rioja synonymous with quality.

The Rioja region is situated along the river Ebro. A tributary to the Ebro is Rio Oja, lending its name to the surrounding region. The wine region is divided in three subsections: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta, and Rioja Baja. The two rivers create a humid, temperate, continental climate, with sparse but sufficient rainfall, evenly distributed throughout the year. The perfect conditions for growing grapes.

The most produced wine here is red, from the most used grape, the Tempranillo. Also worth mentioning is the dark blue Garnacha grape. For white wines, the Viura grape is popular.

The three most important classifications within the Rioja for red wines are Crianza, meaning a wine will have had two years’ worth of maturation, one of which in oak barrels; Reserva, meaning three years’ maturation, with at least one year in virgin oak barrels; and Gran Reserva, which has the wines mature in oak barrels for at least two years, and in the bottle for three years at least.

Rioja



Top Wines from Rioja

Parker 96
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Contador 2011

Contador

2011
€ 183,95 (ex Vat) € 222,58 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2015

El Carretil

2015
€ 132,95 (ex Vat) € 160,87 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Cirsion 2016

Cirsion

2016
€ 163,95 (ex Vat) € 198,38 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Cirsion Personalized Case 2016 2017 2018 NV

Cirsion Personalized Case 2016 2017 2018

€ 489,00 (ex Vat) € 591,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2018

El Carretil

2018
€ 163,00 (ex Vat) € 197,23 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Cirsion 2001

Cirsion

2001
€ 329,00 (ex Vat) € 398,09 (in Vat) more info
Parker 93 sale
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Coleccion No. 3 El Chozo Del Bombon  2014

Coleccion No. 3 El Chozo Del Bombon

2014
€ 145,00 € 109,00 (ex Vat) € 131,89 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 94
Faustino
Faustino - Gran Faustino release 2018 1955

Gran Faustino release 2018

1955
€ 284,00 (ex Vat) € 343,64 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 96
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva 904  2011

Gran Reserva 904

2011
€ 40,95 (ex Vat) € 49,55 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Artadi
Artadi - La Morera de San Lazaro 2018

La Morera de San Lazaro

2018
€ 87,00 (ex Vat) € 105,27 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Mixed Case of 6 2011-2015 2015

Mixed Case of 6 2011-2015

2015
(Half Liter)
€ 173,95 (ex Vat) € 210,48 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Contador 2014

Contador

2014
€ 193,95 (ex Vat) € 234,68 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta - Ardanza Reserva  2012

Ardanza Reserva

2012
€ 25,95 (ex Vat) € 31,40 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2008

Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva

2008
€ 27,95 (ex Vat) € 33,82 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Marques de Murrieta
Marques de Murrieta - Ygay Reserva 1978

Ygay Reserva

1978
€ 79,00 (ex Vat) € 95,59 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Marques de Murrieta
Marques de Murrieta - Ygay Reserva 1978

Ygay Reserva

1978
€ 91,00 (ex Vat) € 110,11 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 94 sale
Marques de Riscal
Marques de Riscal  - Frank Gehry Selection Reserva 2012

Frank Gehry Selection Reserva

2012
€ 319,00 € 269,00 (ex Vat) € 325,49 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Vinedos de Paganos
Vinedos de Paganos - Amancio 2015

Amancio

2015
€ 61,00 (ex Vat) € 73,81 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Artadi
Artadi - La Pozza de Ballesteros 2014

La Pozza de Ballesteros

2014
€ 67,95 (ex Vat) € 82,22 (in Vat) more info
Parker 92
Artadi
Artadi - La Pozza de Ballesteros 2015

La Pozza de Ballesteros

2015
€ 67,95 (ex Vat) € 82,22 (in Vat) more info
Parker 94
Artadi
Artadi - La Pozza de Ballesteros 2018

La Pozza de Ballesteros

2018
€ 101,00 (ex Vat) € 122,21 (in Vat) more info
Parker 94
Artadi
Artadi - Quintanilla 2018

Quintanilla

2018
€ 51,00 (ex Vat) € 61,71 (in Vat) more info
Parker 92
Artadi
Artadi - Santa Cecilia 2015

Santa Cecilia

2015
€ 91,95 (ex Vat) € 111,26 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia
Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia - Macan  2015

Macan

2015
€ 66,00 (ex Vat) € 79,86 (in Vat) more info
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