About the region Rioja

In a nutshell: Spain's most famous red... Rioja has traditionally been American oak's most expressive ambassador. The wine is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache) grapes aged for a considerable number of years in the sweet, vanilla-scented warmth of small American oak barrels. The result of this prolonged ageing was to allow a high proportion of phenolics to be left behind in the bottom of the barrel, making bottled Rioja a relatively pale, gentle, soft wine reminiscent of strawberries and stewed fruit. It was this flattering, easily appreciated character, and the fact that fully mature examples did not cost very much, that made Rioja the first non-French wine to woo non-Spanish wine drinkers in the late 1970s.


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Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo Rioja Reserva 2015 £14.50

Very deep dark red colour with dark red hue. Perfumed aromas of violets, new leather, dark cherry, c...

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Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo Rioja Reserva 2015 £14.50

Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo Rioja Tempranillo 2016 £8.50

Fragrant crushed ripe dark cherry aromas intermix with hints of liquorice, earthy incense characters...

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Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo Rioja Tempranillo 2016 £8.50

Bodegas Carlos Serres Garnacha Rioja Rose 2016 £8.50

Clean and bright with aromas of red berries. Light, fresh and pleasant in the mouth with a fruity fi...

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Bodegas Carlos Serres Garnacha Rioja Rose 2016 £8.50

Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 £21.00

The nose reveals aromas of liquorice, dark plum and earthy leather characters over toasty vanilla oa...

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Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 £21.00

Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Reserva 2011 £13.50

Intensely perfumed aromas of black raspberry, cherry, vanilla and dried flowers. Juicy and precise o...

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Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Reserva 2011 £13.50

Bodegas Carlos Serres Viura Rioja 2016 £8.50

Clean and bright with a lingering fruity aroma. Light, fresh and silky on the palate with a very ple...

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Bodegas Carlos Serres Viura Rioja 2016 £8.50

Rioja Crianza Bodegas Armentai y Madrazo 2015 £10.00

100% Tempranillo grapes are aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months resulting in a win...

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Rioja Crianza Bodegas Armentai y Madrazo 2015 £10.00

Rioja Crianza Bodegas Carlos Serres 2013 £11.00

It has deliciously tempting aromas including mature red fruit, spices and delicate licorice hints wh...

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Rioja Crianza Bodegas Carlos Serres 2013 £11.00

Rioja Tempranillo Bodegas Carlos Serres 2016 £9.50

This wine has a ripe berry structure thats pure, honest, fruit-driven, which also manages to include...

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Rioja Tempranillo Bodegas Carlos Serres 2016 £9.50