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?
El Coto Crianza 2019
Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2019
Izadi Crianza 2020
La Montesa 2020
Cune Crianza 2020
Cerro Añón Crianza 2020
Ontañon Crianza 2019
Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente 2020
Sierra Cantabria Garnacha 2019
Azpilicueta Crianza 2020
Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2019
Viña Salceda Crianza 2019
Azabache Crianza Vendimia Seleccionada 2019
Viña Herminia Crianza 2019
Obalo La Encina Crianza 2018
Rioja Bordón Crianza 2019
Hacienda López de Haro Crianza 2020
Finca del Marquesado Crianza 2018
Campo Viejo Vendimia Seleccionada 2019
Glorioso Crianza 2018
Conde de los Andes Tinto 2016
Arienzo de Marqués de Riscal Crianza 2018
Letargo Crianza 2020
Muriel Fincas de la Villa Crianza 2020
Viña Alberdi 2019
El Pacto 2020
Tobelos Crianza 2019
Biga Crianza 2018 (Magnum)
£32.45/ 1.5 L btl
Campillo Crianza 2019
Puerta Vieja Crianza Selección 2020
Lagunilla Crianza 2019
Paco García Crianza 2020
Marqués de la Concordia Santiago Crianza 2018
Viña Cubillo 2015
Cueva de Lobos Crianza 2020
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.