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DISCOVER

WINES OF RIOJA

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! 

 

Margaux Burgess 

education@alsaweb.ca 

RIOJA D.O.Ca

Historic, world-renowned, and diverse red, white and rose wine

DISCOVER THE REGIONS

For millennia, viticulture has been an important industry. Today, they combine the best of tradition with innovative winemaking to craft high quality wine.

SAVOUR

RIOJA WINE

While internationally famous for age-worthy reds, Rioja makes cellar worthy whites and beautiful roses. Learn more about the diversity of Rioja. 

RIOJA

IN ALBERTA

From winemakers dinners to social sharing event (#RiojaAlbertaMonth), follow along with ALSA for information, and future events.

THREE ZONES

OF EXCELLENCE

RIOJA ALTA

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.

Learn morehttps://www.riojawine.com/ca/en-ca/production-area/production-area-rioja-alta/

RIOJA ALAVESA

The northernmost region has a predominating Atlantic climate and clay-limestone soils divided into terraces and small plots combining to 13,389 ha.

Learn morehttps://www.riojawine.com/us/production-area/production-area-rioja-alavesa

RIOJA ORIENTAL

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.

Learn morehttps://www.riojawine.com/us/production-area/production-area-rioja-oriental

 

# OF WINERIES

600+

AREA UNDER VINE

6500+ ha

# OF GROWERS

14,800+

GRAPE VARIETIES OF

RIOJA

RED

87%  TEMPRANILLO

8%    GARNACHA TINTA

2%    GRACIANO

2%    MAZUELO

0.2% MATURANA TINA

WHITE

70%   VIURA

12%   TEMPRANILLO BLANCO

5%     VERDEJO

3%     GARNACHA BLANCA

3%     SAUVIGNON BLANC

2%     MALVASIA

2%     CHARDONNAY

0.6%  MATURANA BLANCA

0.6%  TURRUNTES

 

Resources

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LABELS

 
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