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Learn About Rioja Wine: Grapes, Characteristics, and Styles

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 • 4 min read

Rioja wine perfectly marries coconut-scented American oak with the plush red fruit of Spain’s native tempranillo grape. The region’s top wines hit shelves with years of age, and offer the best values in the world of wine when compared with comparably aged wine from France or Italy.