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Contino Rioja

Contino is part-owned by CVNE and the wines are made by them. Indeed this was among the pioneering “Château style” wineries established in the Rioja region. There is a total of some 60 ha of vineyards, 4ha of which are Graciano. There is an attractive Reserva red which has good depth and is supple and […]

Artadi Rioja

This is the brand name of the Cosecheros Alaveses bodega and an impressive range of new-wave Rioja is produced here from 75ha of vineyards. The range includes a well-crafted regular red which sees no oak. A level up are the Viñas de Gain Crianza and the more expensive Pagos Viejos Reserva. Both are rich, ripe […]

Bodegas Altanza Rioja

A small and comprehensive range of Rioja is produced at Altanza in the centre of the Rioja Alta. This is a sizeable 320 ha estate with just under 200 ha planted to vines. Olive oil is also important here and around 70 ha is also planted to olive trees. Unusually only Tempranillo is planted and […]

Finca Allende Rioja

This is one of the very best producers in Rioja. Most of the fruit comes from their own vineyards in the Rioja Alta although some other growers are also used. Impressive Rioja Blanco, blended from Viura and Malvasia is fermented and aged for a year in French oak. Offering more depth and complexity is Mártires […]

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