A no-brainer is that Rioja wine is among the best known throughout the planet. It is not so obvious why Rioja wine is so well known. We will tell you!
With Rioja wines we mean all types of wine that have the Rioja Denomination of Origin, those wines with their own personality that have managed to be known, loved and desired throughout the world. Discover in this article why Rioja wine is so well known, we give you 15 reasons.
Why Rioja wine is so well known, 15 reasons
- La Rioja is the wine region par excellence.
- It has a great fitness for aging, exclusive quality of great wines.
- Through an appropriate aging process, in which oak wood plays a decisive role, Rioja wine experiences a favorable evolution that exalts its virtues and gives it new aromatic and flavor characteristics.
- It is made in a traditional way by assembling different grape varieties.
- Rioja wines are fresh, aromatic, with a balanced composition and Excellent vessel.
- Are produced wines with different characteristics.
- They are known throughout the world as a symbol of prestigious Spanish wines, for its history and quality.
- Commercial production has been professionalizing increasingly.
- The French they saw a fertile area in the lands of La Rioja to cultivate their wines and market them in their country.
- There are testimonies of the existence of the vine in La Rioja since 873.
- Production is 250 million liters, being the 85% of the wine produced in these red lands (and mainly, made with the Tempranillo variety), and the 15% white (with the white grape being the Viura).
- It has the weather and orographic conditions perfect for its elaboration.
- Rioja wines they are generally classified according to the time the wine remains in oak barrels, generally American or French, 225 liters, and bottled.
- It is made through a natural process and more expensive than modern proposals for a more "industrial" enology.
- The Large Reserves, one of the insignia of La Rioja, increasingly tends to disappear. Their back label is blue and they have to be in barrels for at least 2 years and then in bottles for 3 years, a total of 5 years before they can be consumed.
All this has contributed to the creation in 1926 of the Regulatory Council of the Rioja Designation of Origin with the following objectives:
- Delimit the production area.
- Issue the wine guarantee.
- Control the use of the denomination «Rioja».