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What Grapes Are Used to Make Wine in Rioja? | Master of Wine Matt Deller | SommelierQA.com

What Grapes Are Used to Make Wine in Rioja?

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Rioja reds from Alaveza and Alta (sub-regions) are typically Tempranillo predominant blends, though there is an exciting trend for varietal Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Reds from Rioja Baja and Rosados (Spanish Rosé) tend to have more Garnacha, as it is warmer and the wines less expensive, Garnacha ..