- Beautifully illustrated
- Diligently researched
- About the region, culture and terrior of Rioja
- Written by Ana Fabiano
For centuries, Spain’s finest wines have come from La Rioja. This book, The Wine Region of Rioja, brings the region to life with gorgeous photographs and fascinating stories. It’s no wonder that this comprehensive book is considered to be the top work ever produced about Spain’s most important wine region!
Author Ana Fabiano spent nearly twenty years researching to write it, and her fastidiousness shows. Among its beautifully illustrated pages, Fabiano captures the stories of grape growers and winemakers, many who have worked in the region for generations. She also narrates the differences between the three zones of Rioja: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja, each with their own climates, soils and nuances in the wine.
If you’ve ever had a wine made from the tempranillo grape, it’s likely come from La Rioja. Nestled in the northeastern part of Spain, La Rioja is most famous for its Tempranillo. As the predominant grape in red Rioja wine, Tempranillo is known for its full flavor and structure, allowing wines to age for longer periods of time.
The book is the only one of its kind to be endorsed by the local Rioja government. It’s also received high praise from world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker.
With a nearly encyclopedic history of the region, this book will delight the wine connoisseur, especially collectors of Rioja. It also makes a wonderful primer for anyone interested in Spanish wines!