This fall, the DOCa Rioja will be in full light at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). From September 10th to October 7th , we will showcase 8 Rioja wines in a dedicated and curated environment in 69 key stores and on LCBO.com.
Considered one of the world’s top five wine regions, Rioja in north central Spain is home to a wide variety of soils and climates, influenced by both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, as well as the mountains of Sierra de Cantabria and Sierra de la Demanda. Varietals like Tempranillo and Grenache grow particularly well here. Rioja wines are the youngest of the lot, followed by Crianza (aged two years, including one year in oak), Reserva (at least one year of oak aging and two in the bottle) and Gran Reserva (a minimum of two years of barrel aging and three in the bottle). The result: supple, fruity wines that pair nicely with delicious fall fare like chicken and chorizo with rice, roasted beet salad or deluxe potatoes.