Wine 201 - Rioja Guide

By Gregory Dal Piaz

Understanding what the official, and unofficial classes of Rioja are and what that means.

Jun 01, 2011

Correctly answer all the questions below to complete the quiz.


  • 1
    Which phrase best describes Joven wines?
  • 2
    Roble and Barrica are phrases that refer to...?
  • 3
    Which phrase applies to Reserva wines?
  • 4
    Which represents the official order of Rioja from young to most aged?
  • 311931Winedemonstrator24 7 informative article. Great aroma/flavor: Reserva

  • 628152BobAtSnooth Technically, Joven is not included in the official order of Rioja from young to most aged. Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are the official orders. I checked the "Rioja: Denominacion de Origen Calificada" website and read both the English and Spanish versions. Joven is not an offical classification.

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