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Your Christmas in Five Riojas


Your Christmas in Five Riojas


When it comes to Christmas, there’s one wine region that can meet all your seasonal needs. From oaked white to spicy Crianza and complex Gran Reserva, Rioja wine makes the ideal partner for festive feasts with the family or simply a night in by the fire.

Whether you’re hunting for a versatile food-matching wine or a gift for the in-laws, look no further than these five wines from Spain’s flagship wine region.


Festive brunch

Luis Cañas Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2016
Available at, Davis Bell McCraith Wines, RRP £9.99 - £12.50

A well-balanced oaked white Rioja with bright stone fruit and a honeyed roundness, this wine pairs perfectly with slightly richer festive brunch dishes like eggs benedict or smoked salmon.



Fireside Rioja

Palacios Remondo Rioja Crianza La Montesa 2013
Available at Ocado, Berry Bros. & Rudd, RRP £16.49

Elegant and fruity, with delicious notes of raspberry and red cherry. Enjoy this wine during an evening by the fire, accompanied by a festive platter of cured meats and cheese.


One for the in-laws

Urbina Selección 1999
Available at Fareham Wine Cellars, Mumbles Fine Wines, Weavers Wine, Joseph Barnes, Mr. Wheeler, RRP £15.50

Yet to pick out a present for the in-laws? You’re in luck – this elegant, evolved crianza from 1999 is sure to impress. with notes of juicy raspberry, coffee and caramel, this sophisticated choice is great with food or simply on its own.


A Rioja Christmas dinner

Bodegas de la Marquesa Valserrano Gran Reserva 2010
Available at Davy & Co, RRP £31.50

A full-bodied red with deep flavours of black fruit and toasted oak, this wine is set to take centre stage at your Christmas dinner table. Roast turkey, duck or beef – this is the perfect partner for your festive feast.


Boxing Day Rioja

Bodegas Lan Reserva 2011

Available at,, RRP £13.99

With aromas of new oak and a delicious plump texture, this characterful, approachable wine is an ideal match for your Christmas leftovers. Think turkey pie and honey roast ham.


For more information, please contact the Wines from Rioja press office team on or call 0207 759 7400.