ALSA is pleased to have as our education partner, one of the great wine regions of the world: Rioja, Spain!
By providing a powerful education resource to our diverse membership, we are providing the tools to assist our members to better meet the demands of Alberta's educated wine consumers.
Any additional questions or requests please reach out. I hope you enjoy the Wines of Rioja as much as we do!
Historic, world-renowned, and diverse red, white and rose wine
With an Atlantic climate and clay-limestone, ferrous-clay and alluvial soils, Rioja Alta holds the highest concentration of century-old wineries in the world. It has the most area under vine at 27,347 ha.
The northernmost region has a predominating Atlantic climate and clay-limestone soils divided into terraces and small plots combining to 13,389 ha.
Known as Rioja Baja until 2018, the easternmost region has 24,390 ha under vine and has the driest and warmest climate thanks to the influence of the nearby Mediterranean.
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