Rioja


 

Spain’s leading Designation of Origin with more than 600 wineries, 14,800 grape growers and the largest number of barrels in the world. Rioja wines are present in 130 different countries.


The wine from the Rioja region is indicated with the D.O.Ca. label, which stands for Protected and Qualified Origin, and is produced in the autonomous regions of Castilla y León (Castile and León), La Rioja, Navarre and Basque Country.
Due to the differences in landscape and climate, there are three sub areas –Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa- where wines with different characteristics come from. Average annual production is 250 million liters (85% red wine and 15% rosé and white wine).
Rioja wines are fresh, aromatic and have a nice balance and a beautiful bouquet. The D.O.Ca. Rioja wines can be recognized by their back labels and numbered stamps.