For me, the Reserva category is one of the more curious components to the wines of DOC Rioja. I was in fact so curious about that I dedicated a good deal of my 2023 Rioja report to the subject. The reason I find it so fascinating is that it is, at its essence, something which is truly outdated. Decades ago, it was an important marker of quality as it meant that to stand up to the three years of aging with a minimum of one year in oak, you’d need […]

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