In 2019, the first “Viñedos Singulares” or “single vineyards” in DOC Rioja were certified. This first batch saw 84 vineyards certified under the new scheme, covering 154ha, which I think by any measure would be defined as a successful launch. Now in 2020, they’ve added even more, but this time around there were only 20 new vineyards totaling about 32ha. Besides the big decline in numbers of vineyards and hectares, there are other big differences between these two years. The largest aspect is that this first “boom” year saw a […]
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