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1

Aging Levels of

Spain

Roble

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Noble

Anejo

Viejo

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Crianza

Reserva

Gran Reserva

2

What are the aging requirements of

Roble Blanco?

Blanco
*45 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

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Tinto
*90 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

3

What are the aging requirements of

Roble Tinto?

Tinto
*90 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

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Blanco
*45 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

4

What are the aging requirements of

All Roble?

Blanco
*45 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

Tinto
*90 days min in Oak
(600L max size)

5

What are the aging requirements of

Noble?

*18 months in Oak or Bottle

Cask can be no larger than 600L

6

What are the aging requirements of

Anejo?

*24 months min in Oak or Bottle

Cask no larger than 600L

7

What are the aging requirements of

Viejo?

*36 months min aging

Must show oxidative character

8

What are the standard aging requirements of

Crianza Blanco?

Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

9

What are the standard aging requirements of

Crianza Rosado?

Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

10

What are the standard aging requirements of

Crianza Tinto?

Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

11

What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Crianza Blanco?

Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

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Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

12

What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Crianza Rosado?

Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

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Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

13

What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Crianza Tinto?

Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

14

What are the aging requirements of

All Standard & Rioja Crianza?

Blanco - Rosado
*18 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*24 months min aging
*6 months in Oak

Rioja Tinto
*24 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

15

What are the standard aging requirements of

Reserva Rosado?

Blanco - Rosado
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*36 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

 

Note:
Rioja requirements are the same for Reserva

16

What are the standard aging requirements of

Reserva Tinto?

Tinto
*36 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

 

Note:
Rioja requirements are the same for Reserva

17

What are the standard aging requirements of

All Reserva?

Blanco - Rosado
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*36 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

 

Note:
Rioja requirements are the same for Reserva

18

What are the standard aging requirements of

Gran Reserva Blanco?

Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*Same as Standard

Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

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What are the standard aging requirements of

Gran Reserva Rosado?

Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*Same as Standard

Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

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What are the standard aging requirements of

Gran Reserva Tinto?

Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

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Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*Same as Standard

Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

21

What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Gran Reserva Blanco?

Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak
(same as standard)

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Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

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Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

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What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Gran Reserva Rosado?

Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak
(same as standard)

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Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

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Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

23

What are the aging requirements of

Rioja Gran Reserva Tinto?

Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak
(same as standard)

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Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

24

What are the aging requirements of

All Standard & Rioja Gran Reserva?

Blanco - Rosado
*48 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

Tinto
*60 months min aging
**18 months min in Oak

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Rioja Blanco - Rioja Rosado
*Same as Standard

Rioja Tinto
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months min in Oak
**36 months min in Bottle

25

What is the only DO in Spain where
Reserva & Gran Reserva white wine
must be oak aged for more than 6 months?

Utiel-Requena DO
(Valencia)

Reserva
*36 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

Gran Reserva
(*60 months min aging)
**24 months in Oak
**36 months in Bottle

NOTE:
All other DO only require 6 months min in Oak.

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What are the standard aging requirements of

Reserva Blanco?

Blanco - Rosado
*24 months min aging
**6 months min in Oak

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Tinto
*36 months min aging
**12 months min in Oak

 

Note:
Rioja requirements are the same for Reserva

27

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(normale)

Normale
*9 months min on lees

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Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Reserva)

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

29

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Cava del Paraje)

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
- Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

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What is Cava del Paraje?

A desigantion for the top tier of Cava wines.

Wines must be:
- Estate produced & bottled
- From a delineated single vineyard
   -- producers must apply for and register these with the DO
   -- however, it is up to each estate to "classify" there own vineyards as to quality (no "Grand Cru-esque" designation from the government/regulators)
- Vintage dated
- Hand harvested
- 36 months min. on the lees

31

What is the min aging of

Cava DO?
(Gran Reserva)

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

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What is the min aging of

All levels of Cava DO?

Normale
*9 months min on lees

Reserva
*15 months min on lees

Gran Reserva
*30 months min on lees

Cava del Paraje (calificado)
*36 months on the lees

NOTE:
Grand Reserva and Cava del Paraje can ONLY be:
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, or Brut 

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