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Rioja is the best known of Spanish wines and the red wines have traditionally been characterised by the long periods they spend in cask and their oaky nose and flavour. In recent years the reds have spent less time in wood and more in bottle, and Rioja has also been producing a new style of white wine , light, fresh and fruity, without age in wood.

The Rioja DOCa is divided into three sub regions of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja.

Production of Rioja in its present style began after the double disasters of oidium and phylloxera in France in the late 1800’s, when French negociants moved into the district and introduced methods that were used in Bordeaux – notably destalking of the grapes and the aging of the wines in 225 litre oak casks. Long after the French reduced the period in wood , the Riojans continued to age the wines , both red and white for long years in oak – hence the characteristically vanilla – like bouquet and flavour and only recently has more attention been given to bottle age.

Of the many vine varieties formally grown in Rioja, the consejo reguador now approves only the following seven.

Tempranillo – the Rioja grape par excellence , thick skinned, intensely black high alcohol and suitable for aging.

Graciano – small, round and black, make fresh, aromatic wines but are too scarce, too low in alcohol to be used on their own.

Mazuelo – large pointed grapes yield musts rich in colour, extract and tannin, good for wood aged wines.

Garnacha/Grenache – medium sized, thin skinned , widely grown in many other parts of Spain, their musts contain high alcohol, are blended with others to contribute alcohol degree and body. On their own Garnacha wines oxidise very quickly.

Some experimental plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon are permitted

Viura or Macabeo are particulary suited for making light and fruity white wines. Malvasia, vigorous and large leaved but proned to mildew and produce fresh wines with low alcohol but often blended with Viura. Granacha Blanca , not used much in Rioja but produce pleasant white wines, higher in alcohol.

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El Meson Rioja Rosado,


El Meson Rioja Rosado has a pale strawberry colour with fresh raspberry and orange peel on the nose. Very fresh on the palate with clean rich fruit and hints of greengage.

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750ml £7.87

Vina Palaciega Blanco Rioja, 2016


Vina Palaciega Blanco Rioja is straw yellow in colour with nice aromas of white fruit and wild flowers. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with lots more fruit, fresh acidity and hints of citrus.

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750ml £7.94

Vina Palaciega Joven Rioja, 2016


Vina Palaciega Joven Rioja has a bright red colour in the glass and has lovely perfumes of fresh red fruit and soft warm spice on the nose. The wine has lots of fruity character on the palate with hints of cinnamon and vanilla on the finish.

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750ml £7.94

Otonal Tinto, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja, 2017

Light to medium body, fruity red


Otonal Tinto, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja is a dark cherry with purplish hues, Intense fruity aroma recalling juicy red berries. Refreshing, rich and fruity flavours with a very persistent finish,

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750ml £7.98

Otonal Blanco, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja, 2017

Light to medium bodied, dry, fresh fruit driven white


Otonal Blanco, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja is a fresh, fruity and lively wine with crisp acidity.

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750ml £7.98

Escena Rioja Tinto, 2017


Escena Rioja Tinto is a dark ruby red colour in the glass with vibrant purple hues. Perfumes of blackberry and soft spice excite the nose, with cherry and vanilla flavours following on the palate.

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750ml £7.98

El Meson Rioja Blanco, 2017


El Meson Rioja Blanco has a lovely fresh pale yellow colour with rich aromas citrus and tropical fruits on the nose. The palate is well balanced with more white fruit, citrus and good acidity.

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750ml £8.79

Gran Dominio Rioja Crianza, 2013


Gran Dominio Rioja Crianza has a rich ruby colour and flavours of ripe fruits on the nose. It has excellent balance on the palate, with hints of vanilla from oak ageing, also more fruit mixing well the supple tannins.

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750ml £8.89

Vina Palaciega Tempranillo Rioja, 2016


Vina Palaciega Tempranillo Rioja is deep red in colour with strong perfumes of red plums, strawberries and rose petals. The palate enjoys lots more fruit, including dried mango and honey, and good balance between the acidity and tannins.

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750ml £8.97

Marques de Caceres Blanco, Rioja, 2014

Light to medium bodied, dry, fresh fruit driven white


Marques de Caceres Blanco, Rioja, A dry white from the viura grape, crisp, fresh and clean with delicious fruit flavours that, attractive bouquet,

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750ml £8.98

Anares Tinto Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Olarra 2016

Medium bodied, dry red, easy drinking


Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logrono in the heart of the Rioja region. Since its establishment in 1973, Olarra has been noted for the beauty and complexity of its unique premises, thanks to its Y shaped ground plan and 111 hexagonal domes. It is commonly known as the Catherdral of Rioja

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750ml £9.98

El Coto Blanco, Rioja, 2017


El Coto Blanco, Rioja is produced from carefully harvested Viura grapes and fermented at low temperatures to maximise the fresh, crisp flavours of this indigenous grape. Zesty and aromatic with lively citric fruit and an elegant and refreshing taste.

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750ml £9.98

El Coto Rosado, Rioja, 2015


El Coto Rosado, Rioja, has been produced from Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes. It has a lovely salmon pink colour as a result of a short skin maceration and has been fermented at low temperatures to maximise the strawberry and red currant aromas. On the palate the wine is powerful with fresh aromas and ripe fruit.

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750ml £9.98

Vina Palaciega Crianza Rioja, 2016


Vina Palaciega Crianza Rioja is red garnet in colour with purple hues and lovely aromas of dark fruit and soft warm spice. Full-bodied with flavours of blackberries and redcurrants, hints of vanilla and manuka honey.

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750ml £9.99

El Meson Rioja Crianza, 2014


El Meson Rioja Crianza is a red garnet colour in the glass with perfumes of rich red fruit on the nose. On the palate, supple tannins mix well with more rich red fruit and hints of vanilla.

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750ml £10.40

Marques de Caceres Crianza Tinto, Rioja, 2011

Medium to full bodied dry red with complexity and finesse


Marques de Caceres Crianza Tinto, Rioja is full-bodied, fragrant with some ageing in both French and American oak casks An expertly-crafted Rioja Crianza combining vibrant berry fruits with the merest seasoning of spicy oak. A popular blend of Tempranillo,Graciano and Garnacha grapes

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750ml £10.88

Lopez de Haro Crianza, Rioja, 2016


Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza has aromas of ripe red fruits and licorish combining with coffee, vanilla, balsamic nuances, a smooth, velvety finish. This wine has had 18 months in oak barrels

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750ml £10.88

Cerro Anon Crianza, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja, 2015


Cerro Anon Crianza, Bodegas Olarra, Rioja is a dark red colour with hints of ruby and a fruity nose with spicy oak from cask ageing. A lovely mouth balance of fruit, ripe tannins with a mellow, long finish.

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750ml £10.95

El Coto Blanco Verdejo, Rioja, 2017


El Coto Blanco Verdejo, Rioja has been produced with grapes of the Verdejo variety from the highest altitude vineyard in the DOCa Rioja. Fermentation at a very low temperature makes it possible to extract tropical fruit, fennel and anise aromas. On the palate it is unctuous, lively and elkegant with a persistent freshness.

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750ml £11.25

Siglo Crianza, Rioja, 2011

Medium bodied, dry red, easy drinking


Siglo Crianza, Rioja is made using the traditional grape varieties of Rioja, - Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo, followed by 12 months ageing.

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750ml £11.25

Gran Dominio Rioja Reserva, 2009


Gran Dominio Rioja Reserva has a deep red colour in the glass with glints of violet. Nice aromas of dark ripe fruits and hints of liquorice on the nose. Very silky on the palate with lots more fruit and nuances of vanilla, then a little soft warm spice on the long finish.

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750ml £11.38

Izadi, "Larrosa" Rioja Rosado 2018


Izadi, \"Larrosa\" Rioja Rosado has a lovely pale salmon colour. It has aromas of strawberry, raspberry and red cherries, alongside notes of white peach and pear. The finish is long and very elegant.

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750ml £11.78

El Coto, Crianza, Rioja, 2013


El Coto, Crianza, Rioja is a perfect balance between fresh fruit, vanilla and toasted oak, a bright cherry colour, lengthy finish,

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700ml £11.88

Vina Palaciega Reserva Rioja, 2016


Vina Palaciega Reserva Rioja is a deep red colour in the glass with tempting aromas of red fruit, coffee and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, lots of fruity flavours, including strawberries, plum jam and more vanilla. Has a good long lasting finish.

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750ml £11.89

Hazana Vinas Viejas Rioja,


Hazana Vinas Viejas Rioja is made from 45- to 70-year-old bush vines (85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano). Aged 12 months in French and American oak, a select blend to create a modern fruit driven wine, this intensely fruity wine delivers a mix of leather, tobacco and berries on the nose and a rich, balanced palate perfect for most occasions,

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750ml £11.98

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