The experience of grape growers and wine makers has resulted in a selection of those grape varieties that best adapt to the region’s climate and soils, producing wine of the highest quality.
This historical process has now been complemented by the innovative drive of the wine industry, always on top of market evolution and demands. This led to the approval of new grape varieties in 2008 for the first time since the Designation was created in 1925. The primary goal behind this is to achieve greater competitiveness in white wines and to bring diversity to wine production while maintaining the wines’ identity and differentiation.
The grape varieties currently authorised in the DOCa Rioja are: