The 2019 vintage of the DOCa Rioja was classified as “EXCELLENT”. This was not seen since the 2011 vintage.
“The ’19 vintage is characterized by wines with round tannin, a marked structure and intense colors. (…) 2019 revealed the true mastery of time management by Rioja winemakers and winemakers.” – Pablo Franco, head of the control body of the Regulatory Council of DOCa Rioja.
In 2019, the excellent health and vegetative situation of the vineyard and the state of the bunches, loose, well aerated and accompanied by the moderate vigor of the plants, were stressed.
The “excellent” vintage distinctive is reached after the analysis and tasting by a panel of 150 professionals of all the wines made in the Denomination, extracted by Council Technicians from some 4,600 samples from the deposits of the wineries protected under the DOCa.