Rioja DOCa approves single vineyard classification

8th June, 2017 by Arabella Mileham

Rioja’s regulatory council has approved the creation of a new ‘vinedos singulares’ (single vineyard) classification that will allow winemakers to highlight the terroir and origin of their wines – but has yet to address the question of naming specific villages on the label.

Rioja’s Consejo Regulador (DOCa) yesterday voted to approve the classification, saying the recognition came in response to increasing interest in the market to have more information on the origin of wines.

It added that it would address the question of ‘de municipio’ – villages and subzones that are currently not allowed on the labelling – “imminently”.

The move is a culmination in a long-running battle over Spanish terroir between The Regulatory Council of the Designated Origin Denomination of Origin (DOCa) and more than….

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3 Responses to “Rioja DOCa approves single vineyard classification”

  1. Howard soon says:

    Yes absolutely the right way to go for Rioja

    Seems a bit ironic for me personally

  2. Chiara says:

    Why ironic, Howard?

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