Rioja

Rioja

Rioja wines are covered by the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain. When the modern Rioja was born at the end of the 19th century and the name of a product linked to its origin was given its own identity, there arose the concern of Rioja growers and processors to protect this identity of the "usurpers and counterfeiters", a concern that culmin...

Rioja wines are covered by the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain. When the modern Rioja was born at the end of the 19th century and the name of a product linked to its origin was given its own identity, there arose the concern of Rioja growers and processors to protect this identity of the "usurpers and counterfeiters", a concern that culminates with the official recognition on June 6, 1925 of the Rioja Designation of Origin.
Since 1991, Rioja wines are covered by the first Qualified DO of Spain. Its Specification of Conditions establishes the demarcation of the production area, the grape varieties that can be cultivated, the maximum allowed yields, the techniques of elaboration and aging, etc. The Regulatory Council is the public entity responsible for promoting and controlling the quality of the wines covered, promoting its image and defending the interests of the sector, whose representatives make up the Council's management body.


Today Rioja is one of the Denominations of Origin in the world that offers greater guarantees regarding the quality and authenticity of its wines, and one of the few that bottling at source requires for all its production. Undoubtedly, the effective application by the Regulatory Council of a regulation of self-control much more rigorous than that of other wine regions has been able to transmit confidence and confidence to consumers and has been decisive to achieve the leadership position that the wines of Rioja occupy in the market.

Denominación de Origen Rioja

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