The principal wine region of Spain, producing predominantly red wines, the Rioja wine region is centred around the regional capital of Logroño in northern Spain. Named after the Rio (river) Oja, the region is divided into 3 areas: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja. Promoted from DO to DOCA status in 1991, the permitted grape varieties are Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cariñena, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia and Viura. Tempranillo is the most widely planted variety, although most are now blended, often with Cariñena. Since the 1990s, most white Rioja wines are made almost exclusively from Viura. Discover our full selection of...
Enticing scents of balsam, spice, leather and coconut lead onto a silky smooth, medium-bodied palate with more notes of leather, spice, coconut and chocolate. A very elegant mouthfeel with layered complexity, a well-rounded palate, good grainy tannins and linear acidity running through the core. Incredible length on the finish with lingering notes of spice and roasted coffee. Structured, extremely elegant...more
Magnum 150cl £95.36
Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904 stands out for its remarkable complexity and outstanding ageing potential. It is a classic Rioja which is released in exceptional vintage. The 2009 reveals a bouquet of great aromatic complexity. Cassis and wild berry characters give way to delicate spices and sweet balsamic notes. The palate builds on the expansive aromas with concentrated sweet cherry...more
Magnum 150cl £100.16
Bottle 75cl £106.68
Case of 6 £640.08
A blend of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, the wine was matured for 6 years with 10 traditional rackings. Only the very best barrels were then selected, with 199 making it into the final blend. The intensity of the wine is immediately visible from the deep, rich colouring and the fresh, crisp nose which is both pure and...more
Bottle 75cl £106.68
Discover the varieties of Rioja’s red wines with our diverse range. For a dark and rich flavour with strong hints of cherry, try the 1998 Gran Reserva 904. Produced with a combination of Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%), you can experience a sorbet-like freshness, with a crisp, tense finish. Alternatively, for a wine with smoky notes and gentle, intense aromas of berries, try the 2004 Viña Arana Reserva. Search our range of Rioja wines to find the perfect addition to your collection.
Armit Wines currently supplies Rioja wines from two producers: La Rioja Alta S.A. in the Rioja Alta region and Bodegas Muriel in Rioja Alavesa. La Rioja Alta S.A. has been one of the Rioja wine region’s leading producers since their establishment late in the 19th century. They are best known for their wines made from Tempranillo, aged for long periods in oak barrels. Elsewhere, Bodegas Muriel have been producing Rioja wine since 1986, with 100% of their wines made from Tempranillo, the Rioja wine region’s signature grape.
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