Color: Red, White, or Rosé|
Is Great With: braised lamb; tomato soup; roasted pork; spicy sausage
Rioja is a region in northern Spain; its wines are made up of blends of indigenous grapes. Red Rioja most often uses the Tempranillo grape, with grapes like Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, and Graciano playing supporting roles. Sometimes, Rioja will feature international grape varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Tempranillo, though, is red Rioja’s main star, and makes a mellow wine, full of flavor like plum, dark berries, vanilla and tobacco.
Spanish Rioja Wine Making Session
If you like red wines from Rioja, you may like Merlot and Carménère.
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