Taking the pulse of a classic

As exciting as it’s rare: The 2019 edition of the Rioja TOP 100 presents Spain’s star appellation in all its creative power and shows just how diverse and dynamic the wine scene on the Ebro is.

Red Rioja grapes

More exciting than ever – the new 2019 edition of the Rioja TOP 100 showcases the enormous creativity of the Rioja district.

Held for the fifth time on the premises of the Meininger Verlag publishing house, this major Rioja tasting once again confirms the high calibre of Spain’s leading winegrowing area. As well as the anticipated presence of high-quality wines in the Reserva and Gran Reserva categories, wines with generic labels were also rated as outstanding. And it wasn’t only the reds that triumphed: a considerable number of white wines impressed the tasters too.

Stylistic variation proves popular

The fact that the majority of the top ratings went to Reserva, Gran Reserva and Genérico wines is hardly surprising. The striking feature was

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