I’m a blend of Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo. What am I?
Answer) c) Rioja
If you are a wine lover who adores Cabernet Sauvignon and also the fruitiness of Grenache, then you will certainly like Rioja. One of the most popular Spanish wines, Rioja is made from a blend of grape varieties having Tempranillo as the dominant grape.
Rioja is Spain in a glass of red wine. When you hear Rioja, a beautiful picture of Spain is imagined by you. One sip and you are transported. It is age worthy as the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Classifying Rioja wines is quite easy as it is determined by the oak barrel-ageing. When purchasing the wine, make sure you know there are four different classifications Rioja, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva categorized depending on the total time spent by the wine in the oak.
Rioja pairs well with almost everything but can be savored with meat and cheese. Savor the delicious wine and have a great meal!