Who doesn’t love Rioja? From the gorgeous raspberry freshness of its joven (young) wines, to the layers of peppery spiciness added by American oak in the reservas, up to the cigar-box subtlety and elegant restraint of the gran reservas, Rioja is seductive stuff.
1970 was a historical year for Rioja. It was the year the Regulations for the Designation of Origin and its Regulating Council were established. And 1970 was also the year one of the most representative wineries in D.O.Ca Rioja was founded, El Coto de Rioja.
In partnership with DO Extremadura. Where you can find them in export markets, these wines represent fantastic value for money, says David Williams as he picks his top buys
David Williams profiles nine wineries making great strides to help put the wines of Extremadura on the map.
Austrian wines have a compact body and climate-driven freshness which makes them an excellent match for an exceptionally varied range of cooking styles and cuisines: from Central Europe to the Mediterranean and beyond to Asian foods, and from ethnic food to fusion.
Spain’s fourth-largest wine-producing region has much to boast about, yet it remains relatively unknown. Now, finding its own style and making the most of its little-known DO, Extremadura is starting to make its mark internationally, as David Williams discovers.