How to use Rioja in a sentence
In the Andean provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, Catamarca and Rioja viticulture attracts much attention, and the area in vineyards in 1901 was 109,546 acres, only 18% of which was outside the four provinces named.
In 1854 he produced Rioja, perhaps the most admired and the most admirable of all his works, and from 18J4 to 1856 he took an active part in the political campaign carried on in the journal El Padre Cobos.
By these plays and by Rioja and Consuelo he is entitled to be judged.
Thus in the central district of Val de Penas and in the Rioja region (situated between Old Castile and Navarre) in the north-east are produced red wines which in regard to vinosity, body and in some other respects resemble the heavier clarets or burgundies of France - although not possessing the delicacy and elegance of the latter.
The capital of the province is La Rioja (pop., 1904, about 6000), on the eastern flank of the Sierra de Velasco, about 1770 ft.Advertisement
The wines of Rioja are highly esteemed and are an important source of income for the district.
When the kingdom was at its height it included all the modern province of the name; the northern slope of the western Pyrenees called by the Spaniards the "Ultra-puertos" or country beyond the passes, and now known as French Navarre; the Basque provinces; the Bureba, the valley between the Basque Mountains and the Montes de Oca to the north of Burgos; the Rioja and Tarazona in the upper valley of the Ebro.
In the 12th century the kings of Castile gradually annexed the Rioja and Alava.
The choice of Rioja was no chance decision even tho there were two or three other bodegas in the area.
To make sangria, pour an entire bottle of wine (Rioja is a good choice) in a pitcher and add a cup each of triple sec and orange juice, about half a cup of brandy and chunks of oranges, limes or apples with the peels still on.Advertisement
Rioja has been the vanguard region of Spanish winemaking for well over a century.
Often referred to as Spain's Bordeaux, geographically this comparison is off as the Rioja wines have more in common with French Burgundies or Italian Sangiovese wines.
In general, Rioja wines are aromatic, flavorful, earthy, and display nuance and delicacy.
The primary varietal in Rioja is Tempranillo, and it provides the structure, flavor, aroma, and nuance to the region's wine.
The year 2001 was an excellent year in the Rioja, so it's not a shocker that this Calvario Rioja from the Finca Allende bodega was exceptional as well.Advertisement
Sangria is now popularly made with Rioja and other Spanish reds.
Young and fruity Ribera del Duero or Rioja reds will do the trick as nicely as a Rhône.