That is why, for example, Rioja and Malaga completely different labeling wines age. Is also important that the Council either prohibits the use of sulfur dioxide (it is added to the wort as an antiseptic), or severely restricts it. So the fine wines of Spain – guaranteed to clean and contain no harmful chemical additives. Higher category of Spanish wines or Denominacion de Origen Calificada, abbreviated – doc. This category is assigned only to the best wine regions. Well, now, proceed to particulars.
So, the best known Spanish wine, of course, Rioja (rioja), which performed in the same region. It is therefore worth thinking twice before they bring such a gift: for Rioja wines – not such a rarity in the supermarkets. However, in the northern region, usually do not get the best grade. So a really good bottle of Rioja can be a good present for your lover. How do I choose? Traditionally, the best wines are produced in the north, in the Rioja Alta. Rioja Alavesa produce somewhat more light and soft versions of wine. But Rioja Baja specializes in table wines – enough mass, but not the best quality.
With regard to age wine, Rioja for the following classification: Joven – new wine this year. Crianza – aged a year in oak cask and at least one year in the bottle, though, usually has an age of three to five years. Reserva – aged a minimum of two years in oak barrels, plus a year in the bottle.