{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer NDFiNzY5MzQ1YWRjOWRhZDUwNjlkMmRjMzk3MGVlYzRmY2QxNWFhMjA5Nzc0YzQ5MzhhZjQ4MWFiMTZjODFhYg","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

1972 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

drink now

Another poor vintage with no wines of note

Weather Conditions

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Although a dismal 1% of wine made Gran Reserva this year, that statistic masks the fact that Viña Salceda reported a good (grade 3) year (although they turned their entire production over to Crianza wines) and Martínez Bujanda and Olarra reported a grade 2 year. So who made the Gran Reserva? Corrál, mostly.

Latest Wine News