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Candlelight. Soft music. The two of you. The wine? Rioja, of course. Simply because the wines of Rioja pair with so many cuisines, whether you need a rich powerful red or something elegant and playful!
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The genius that is Rioja begins with an extraordinary grape: Tempranillo. While it’s native to Spain and grown throughout the country, experts will tell you that it reaches its ultimate expression in the wines of Rioja, with a little help from some of its friends.
Tempranillo is largely shaped by its growing conditions and the three regions of Rioja (Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja) each present very different climates, soils and altitudes. The resulting wines can be everything from elegant and subtle to powerful and lush. Expect aromas of summer fruit like strawberries, raspberries and black cherries, along with the subtle scents of vanilla and toasty spices.
What more can you ask of a region? How about variety? Rioja not only produces fabulous red wines, but their roses, labeled as Rosado, and whites all deliver freshness and balance, perfect for rounding out a romantic meal. And while we’re at it, you also can get a variety of style for each of them. The producers of Rioja store their wines until they are ready to drink, so when you’re out shopping, whether it be for a 2004 Gran Reserva or a 2009 Crianza, you can be assured of getting something that is both ready to drink and drinking well! Try that in France or California!
Quality. Variety. Value. Ready to drink right now. That’s Rioja.
It’s more than a smart choice for an intimate dinner for two, it’s pure genius.