So with that, we’ve switched over to our latest feature in Snooth’s Global Tasting Initiative, Tempranillo! As you might expect, this will be a rather Rioja-heavy set of weeks, but I encourage you all to try Tempranillo wines from around the globe. This versatile variety is well suited to many of the warmer regions of the globe, as it has become used to the heat and dry conditions it has encountered in its historical homeland for centuries.
And that historical homeland is of course Rioja, where I will start our journey. I begin with some of the top performing wines that fall in the Crianza(ish) category. Need a refresher on what that means? Be sure to check out my previously published Guide to Rioja. Now, let’s take a look at some of the wines.