Doug Frost: Uncorking Rioja Terroir

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Moving beyond simply Rioja 101, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier Doug Frost will delve deeper into this magical place and serve as a guide to uncorking the diverse terroir, microclimates and wines of Rioja.

This presentation is owned and copywritten by Doug Frost 2013

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  • Crianza - 12 months in 225 Litre oak barrels, released in 3rd year, whites - 6 months and released in 2nd year
    Reserva - 36 months between barrel and bottle with minimum 12 months in each, released in 4th year, whites - 6 months in barrel and released in 3rd year
    Gran Reserva - 24 months in 225 litre barrels, 36 months in bottle and released in 6th year, whites - 6 months in barrel and released in 5th year
    Train from Madrid to Bilbao - 1880’s(?)
    Rioja still famous only in South America and to a far lesser degree North America
    1975 Franco
    1977 opened promotion in London, then moved on to Holland, Denmark, Switzerland and then U.S.
    A BLEND
  • Doug Frost: Uncorking Rioja Terroir

    1. 1. Uncorking Rioja’s Terroir Three Sub-regions, Seven Valleys and the Mighty Ebro Doug Frost MS, MW
    2. 2. Uncorking Rioja’s Terroir – Three Sub-regions, Seven Valleys and the Mighty Ebro Doug Frost MS, MW European Wine Bloggers Conference October 25, 2013
    3. 3. A Brief History of Spanish Wine
    4. 4. A Brief History of Winemaking • The Ancient Method • The Traditional Method • Modern Ways • New World Ways
    5. 5. Rioja’s Grapes • • • • • • • Viura Malvasia Garnacha Blanca Tempranillo Garnacha Mazuelo Graciano
    6. 6. Da Rules • • • • • Vino Joven Roble Crianza Reserva Gran Reserva
    7. 7. Rioja’s Regions • Rioja Alavesa • Rioja Alta • Rioja Baja

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