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Rioja is a wine region identified as “Denominación de Origen Calificada” (D.O.Ca.) – Qualified Designation of Origin – spread within part of the territory of La Rioja, Basque Country and Navarra, in Spain. It is a small region situated in the north along the River Ebro. Meeting at the confluence of Atlantic and Mediterranean climates, the region’s vineyards experience ideal growing conditions with mild temperatures and plentiful rainfall. The balanced structure of Rioja’s various soil types—chalky-clay, ferrous-clay and alluvial—and range of microclimates give each wine its own unique characteristics.

  • Region

    65,012 hectaresgrowing area3 subzonesRioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa
  • Production

    298 million liters produced annually388 million bottles yearly sold36.7% of wines exported generating €486.1 (2016)
  • People

    15,433 vinegrowers(6,538 Coops Associated/8,895 Independent vinegrowers)601 bottling wineries123 winegrowers27 cooperatives54 wine keepers391 aging wineries
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    TempranilloGarnachaMazueloGracianoMaturana TintaViuraMalvasíaGarnacha BlancaTempranillo BlancoMaturana BlancaVerdejoTurruntèsChardonnaySauvignon Blanc

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