Wines in the Rioja Crianza category are a type of traditional wine, released onto the market from their third year in the case of reds. This means they mature in the winery for at least two years: the first twelve months must be spent in oak barrels and the rest in bottle. It’s one of the categories which offers more styles of wine. You’ll find the best selection in our online shop. Can we make any suggestions?
La Montesa 2018
El Coto Crianza 2018
Izadi Crianza 2019
Hacienda López de Haro Crianza 2019
Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2018
Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente 2018
Muga Crianza 2018 (Magnum)
£38.10/ 1.5 L btl
Viña Alberdi 2018
Baigorri Crianza 2018
Viña Pomal Crianza Centenario 2019
Viña Cubillo 2014
Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2018
Palacios-Remondo Propiedad 2020
Viña Real Crianza 2018
Muriel Fincas de la Villa Crianza 2018
Campo Viejo Vendimia Seleccionada 2017
Edulis Crianza 2018
Solabal Crianza 2018
Arienzo de Marqués de Riscal Crianza 2018
Panorámico Tinto 2018
Lagunilla Crianza 2018
Azabache Crianza Vendimia Seleccionada 2018
Glorioso Crianza 2018
Familia Valdelana Crianza 2019
Monte Real Crianza 2019
Ontañon Crianza 2018
Azpilicueta Origen 2019
Puerta Vieja Crianza Selección 2019
Pujanza Finca Valdepoleo 2018
Cune Crianza 2018
Bhilar Tinto 2020
Ramón Bilbao Tempranillo Edición Limitada 2018
Luis Alegre Crianza 2018
Torres Altos Ibéricos Crianza 2018
What are the best Crianza red wines in Rioja?
From the Rioja Alta sub-zone, Viña Alberdi and Viña Cubillo, two great classics, are a must. In the Rioja Alavesa, the Baigorri Crianza and the Viña Real Crianza are always two sure values, vintage after vintage. And in the Eastern Rioja, a wine whose value for money seems impossible to beat is La Montesa, from Palacios-Remondo. With these five wines, besides getting to know the three Rioja sub-zones, you can get a good idea of the great diversity of styles this category offers.
And you could continue with the Crianzas from Gómez Cruzado, Izadi, Finca Nueva or Cune, wines to add to your cart to enjoy not only good wines but also wines with character and typicity. These wines perfectly represent that new Rioja that never forgets tradition and offers a lot of pleasure for very little money.
Are there Crianza whites in Rioja?
Yes, there are Crianza whites in Rioja, few, but there are some. The most common is to find Rioja whites fermented in barrels, with more or less long maturation in wood, but there are still wineries that maintain the tradition. The great benchmark is undoubtedly López de Heredia, with its Viña Gravonia, featuring exceptional four-year ageing in American oak. In a completely different style, with 8 months ageing in new French oak barrels, the Baigorri Blanco Fermentado en Barrica. Rioja regulations require only 6 months of maturation in barrel for whites and rosés.
For how long can a Rioja Crianza be kept?
Rioja Crianzas are ready to be consumed and offer their best for the next 4-5 years in the case of reds and 2-3 years in the case of whites.