Gran canaria dating
The three principal regions of La Rioja are Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja with each area producing its own unique expression of Rioja wine.Most of the territory subjected to the Rioja Protected designation of origin is in the La Rioja region, even though their limits do not coincide exactly.Located south of the Cantabrian Mountains along the Ebro river, La Rioja benefits from a continental climate.The mountains help to isolate the region which has a moderating effect on the climate.This Council became legally structured in 1945 and was finally inaugurated in 1953.In 1970 the Regulations for Denominación de Origen were approved as well as Regulations for the Regulating Council.
Located on the western edge of the region and at higher elevations than the other areas, the Rioja Alta is known more for its "old world" style of wine.
La Rioja Alavesa and la Rioja Alta, located closer to the mountains, are at slightly higher elevations and have a cooler climate.
La Rioja Baja to the southeast is drier and warmer.
Consumers should start seeing the labels in October 2008.
The Joven from 2008, Crianza from 2006, Reserva from 2005, and Gran Reserva from 2003 being released this year should bear the new label, in theory.