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. From Spain's greatest living winemaker Alvaro Palacios, Remondo Vendimia 2018 is a Rioja with Burgundian elegance. Vina Ijalba Solferino is the last of the traditionalists. Artuke Maceration is a producer that has fully left the appellation to enjoy freedom in their winemaking, it is bright and juicy. Aradon Momento Rioja is a snapshot in time field blend. The last of the young punks is Gran Cerdo Tempranillo, a stunningly pure, no intervention, no chemicals drop with a striking label that seems to criticise big money Rioja! STSWine