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.

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Top Wines from Rioja

Parker 100
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2004

El Pison

2004
€ 499,00 (ex Vat) € 603,79 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Contador 2011

Contador

2011
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2014

El Pison

2014
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Parker 98
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2015

El Pison

2015
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2014

El Carretil

2014
€ 135,00 (ex Vat) € 163,35 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2015

El Carretil

2015
€ 129,00 (ex Vat) € 156,09 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2012

El Pison

2012
(Magnum)
€ 419,00 (ex Vat) € 506,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2013

El Pison

2013
(Magnum)
€ 409,00 (ex Vat) € 494,89 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2013

El Pison

2013
(Magnum)
€ 419,00 (ex Vat) € 506,99 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2016

El Pison

2016
€ 249,00 (ex Vat) € 301,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 98
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 2017

El Pison

2017
€ 259,00 (ex Vat) € 313,39 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 94
Faustino
Faustino - Gran Faustino release 2018 1955

Gran Faustino release 2018

1955
€ 279,00 (ex Vat) € 337,59 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006

Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva

2006
€ 54,95 (ex Vat) € 66,49 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9-
Vinedos de Paganos
Vinedos de Paganos - Amancio 2015

Amancio

2015
€ 66,95 (ex Vat) € 81,01 (in Vat) more info
Parker 93
Artadi
Artadi - Valdegines 2015

Valdegines

2015
(Magnum)
€ 89,00 (ex Vat) € 107,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Contador 2014

Contador

2014
€ 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 93
Faustino
Faustino - I Gran Reserva 1964

I Gran Reserva

1964
€ 129,00 (ex Vat) € 156,09 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Frederico Paternina
Frederico Paternina - Ollauri Gran Reserva 1928

Ollauri Gran Reserva

1928
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Reserva tinto 2006

Vina Tondonia Reserva tinto

2006
(Magnum)
€ 69,95 (ex Vat) € 84,64 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2007

Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva

2007
€ 28,95 (ex Vat) € 35,03 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Marques de Murrieta
Marques de Murrieta - Ygay Reserva 1954

Ygay Reserva

1954
€ 249,00 (ex Vat) € 301,29 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Marques de Riscal
Marques de Riscal  - Gran Reserva 1955

Gran Reserva

1955
€ 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Vinedos de Paganos
Vinedos de Paganos - Finca El Bosque 2016

Finca El Bosque

2016
€ 69,00 (ex Vat) € 83,49 (in Vat) more info
Parker 93
Artadi
Artadi - El Pison 1994

El Pison

1994
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
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