Rioja is changing. Geographical Indicators will accompany the old crianza etc ageing model. We have 6 Rioja Reds that show the new versatility of the region.
We start with a salt of the earth, old school Rioja from one of the regions most famous producers: Haro Cubillo Crianza 2011. La Bicicleta is a serious customer favourite - clean and brightly fruited and very much of the 'new-wave' Rioja. Palacios Remondo 'La Vendimia' is an elegant offering from Alvaro Palacios, Spain's top wine maker, bio-dynamic and organic. Aradon Tinto is a traditional blend with, while Momento Rioja is a snapshot in time field blend. The last of the young punks is Gran Cerdo BIANCO, a white field-blend, a stunningly pure, no intervention, no chemicals drop with a striking label that seems to criticise big money Rioja! STSWine