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1

What is considerate as a classic style for a red Rioja wine

Aging in American oak barrels
the classic style: soft, with muted red fruit, firm acidity and the unmistakable oak aromas of dill, vanilla and cedar

2

What is not Classic for red Rioja

French oak, more extraction, and riper, darker fruit

3

What are the red Grape allowed for Rioja which one in allowed from 2007 only

Tempranillo
Mazuelo (Carignan)
Graciano
Garnacha.
Maturana Tinta, authorized for Rioja in 2007

Together, these four grapes (along with ) must comprise a minimum 85% of the red Rioja blend, or 95% if

“Experimental” grapes : Monastel or Cabernet Sauvignon

4

What are the white Grape allowed for Rioja

Viura(= Macabéo)dominant white grape
Garnacha Blanca
Malvasía Riojano
Maturana Blanca.

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdejo may be used but cannot account for a more than a combined 49% of the blend

5

When did Rioja received its DOC statu

1991

6

Where the name Rioja is coming from

Oja, a smaller tributary

7

what is the name of the river going through Rioja

Ebro

8

What are the 2 mountains playing the role of a rain shadow for Rioja

Pyrenees Mountains
Cantabrian Mountains

9

What is the grape requirement for a rosado Rioja

at least 25% of red grape

10

Age requirement for Rioja red

Crianza wines : 2 years aging, minimum 1 year in oak
Reserva wines : 3 years aging, minimum 1 year in oak
Gran Reserva wines : minimum 2 year in oak, 3y in bottle

Rioja casks must be 225 liters