The most well known wine region of Spain takes its name from the Oja River (Rio Oja) that crosses the region.
Two concepts summarise Rioja wines:
- The blending of different grapes
- The long ageing in oak barrels
The Rioja blend
Riojas are a blend of two grapes: Tempranillo and Garnacha. You are going to learn how to blend them to make your own Rioja. Don’t worry, nothing bad happens by mixing wines… Quite the opposite!
WINES IN THIS SET
Ageing in oak: Rioja’s quality levels
What makes Riojas what they are is long ageing in barrel and bottle. The wine gets transformed by the contact with oak and simply by time passing by.