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
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2015

El Carretil

2015
€ 132,95 (ex Vat) € 160,87 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva tinto 1995

Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva tinto

1995
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 93
Vinedos de Paganos
Vinedos de Paganos - La Nieta  2019

La Nieta

2019
€ 89,00 (ex Vat) € 107,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Artadi
Artadi - El Carretil 2018

El Carretil

2018
€ 149,00 (ex Vat) € 180,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 96
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Cirsion 2018

Cirsion

2018
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
Parker 93
Contador Benjamin Romeo
Contador Benjamin Romeo - Coleccion No. 3 El Chozo Del Bombon  2014

Coleccion No. 3 El Chozo Del Bombon

2014
€ 119,00 (ex Vat) € 143,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva 890 2010

Gran Reserva 890

2010
€ 159,00 (ex Vat) € 192,39 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado  2012

Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado

2012
€ 79,00 (ex Vat) € 95,59 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Muga
Muga - Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010

Prado Enea Gran Reserva

2010
(Magnum)
€ 159,00 (ex Vat) € 192,39 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda - Cirsion 2017

Cirsion

2017
(Magnum)
€ 369,00 (ex Vat) € 446,49 (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
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta - Ardanza Reserva 2015

Ardanza Reserva

2015
€ 27,95 (ex Vat) € 33,82 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2010

Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva

2010
€ 99,00 (ex Vat) € 119,79 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2009

Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva

2009
€ 26,95 (ex Vat) € 32,61 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2009

Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva

2009
(Magnum)
€ 69,95 (ex Vat) € 84,64 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Lopez de Heredia
Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva  2010

Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva

2010
€ 27,95 (ex Vat) € 33,82 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Muga
Muga - Aro 2005

Aro

2005
€ 139,00 (ex Vat) € 168,19 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Muga
Muga - Torre Muga 2010

Torre Muga

2010
€ 64,95 (ex Vat) € 78,59 (in Vat) more info
Parker 92
Artadi
Artadi - La Poza de Ballesteros 2015

La Poza de Ballesteros

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

La Poza de Ballesteros

2018
€ 89,00 € 69,00 (ex Vat) € 83,49 (in Vat) more info
Parker 92
Artadi
Artadi - Santa Cecilia 2015

Santa Cecilia

2015
€ 86,95 (ex Vat) € 105,21 (in Vat) more info
Parker 94
Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia
Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia - Macan   2016

Macan

2016
€ 68,00 (ex Vat) € 82,28 (in Vat) more info
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