What is Red Wine is constantly traveling the world to find great wines, and we love Spain. Known as the sweetheart region for Spanish red wines, the Rioja is composed of three districts; Rioja Baja, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Alta. Placed strategically between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, each district has its own climate. The acclaimed wines from the region come from the Tempranillo, Garnach, Mazuelo, and Graciano grapes. Although Viura is the white grape grown dominantly in the area, it only accounts for 10% of Rioja’s wine production, so what is red wine in Spain?
We pride ourselves on bringing you the finest reds and whites from the Rioja Region. Each label has been lovingly tasted and is affordable priced. Aticus Rioja Crianza is 100% Tempranillo is harvested during the summer from vines that are at least 25 years old. You will enjoy intense and complex aromas of black and red fruit, which combined with toffee and vanilla. The Montebuena Rioja is made from Tempranillo grapes, which have been hand harvested. Coming from the award winning Montebuena vineyard, you will appreciate the full-flavored finish that features a spicy bouquet. Order a bottle and pair it with stews, lamb and beef dishes, and cheese platters.
Coming from the Bodegas Burgo Biejo Vineyard, the Burgo Viejo Rioja Tinto is a delectable combination of Tempranillo, Mazuelo, and Garnacha. The bright, deep violet color will entice the nose with licorice and blackberry aromas’ while the smooth taste is powerful and long lasting. Order a couple of bottles and savor it with red meat and cheese.
Order 12 bottles of Valsacro Dioro Rioja 2005 from What is Red Wine and you will get free shipping. Aged in New French Oak, this wonderful red evokes a classic balance of floral notes and spiciness. This wine is great for your cellar as it will continue to blossom in the next three or four years with a drinking window from 2014 to 2025.