wine is the best seller in Spain, the most recognized abroad, the
most discussed, but, however, sometimes we do not realize that
talking about Rioja in general is a simplification that
detracts the wines.
So, when we talk about Rioja, we are mixing the 3
sub-zones that draw up the appellation, which do not
have much in common with each other:
alphabetical order, is Rioja Alavesa. There are
18 wine-producing municipalities in Alava under this appellation,
which features are the Atlantic climate and calcareous-clayey
soils. The produced wines have a balanced acidity, and it is
considered a very suitable zone to the most traditional
reds and also the
most complex whites.