One of the top-5 highest notoriety wine brands in the world. A privileged region located in northern Spain for growing grapes and making top-quality wines, with a unique personality and an exceptional aptitude for ageing. Tempranillo grape makes Rioja reds very balanced wines by having a body and structure offset perfectly by a gentle and elegant flavour and by being mainly fruity in nature when young and more velvety when aged.
It is located in Castilla y León, 2 hours north from Madrid, and is one of the apellations of origin with a huge international prestige in the world. The winemakers combine traditional expertise with new technologies to define their individual style. Wine must be 75 percent Tempranillo to be recognized by the D.O. styles, such as “Roble”, “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva”.
Rueda officially became a D.O. (Apellation of Origin) in 1980 and Verdejo grape is it hallmark. This grape variety arrived to this region during the 11th century.