Watch a tasting of Rioja wine from each of their three winegrowing sub-regions of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Oriental. Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn takes you through a tour of Rioja as we taste and learn this famous Spanish wine region.
- Guillermo de Aranzabal, Chairman & Owner, La Rioja Alta, S.A.
- Raquel Pérez Cuevas, CEO & Family Owner, Bodegas Ontañón
- José Luís Muguiro, US Brand Ambassador & Family Owner, Marques de Riscal
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Bodegas Ontanon Crianza
The Bodegas Ontanon Crianza is a rich ruby hue in color, with flecks of purple. On the nose, the wine exhibits intense aromas of black fruits, spice, and balsamic vinegar. The wine is fleshy on the palate, with balanced acidity and notes of black fruit and wood.
- Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva
Intense black-cherry color with good depth of colour and hardly any signs of evolution. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-ageing, thanks to its great complexity and ripe, concentrated fruit. Fresh and easy to drink on the palate, good backbone and lovely, polished tannins. The long, persistent finish leaves gentle balsamic reminders of the finest quality.
- La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Rioja Gran Reserva
Dark-cherry red with a garnet-red rim. High aromatic intensity, with outstanding notes of ripe red fruit, red berries, wild strawberries and plum jam, leading to tertiary aromas from meticulous aging in oak: vanilla, cedar, tobacco, coffee, caramel and sweet patisserie notes. In the mouth, its initial freshness and structure, typical of this brand, predominate. Balanced, with soft, flavorsome tannins. Elegant, complex finish, where the ripe red fruit and balsamic notes provide a splendid end.
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