Rioja winemakers including Juan Carlos López de Lacalle produce wines bottled according to terroir- and site-specific character, so feel hampered by labelling grapes as from only one geographical designation. Photo: Shutterstock
Jane Anson
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Grape & Grain by Jane Anson

The fruit of a Rioja rebellion, ‘singular vineyard’ designation now permitted on wine labels

Following calls from prominent winemakers such as Artadi’s Juan Carlos López de Lacalle for labels to focus on geography, the Spanish wine region has introduced an overhaul – but it doesn’t go far enough for some

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Rioja winemakers including Juan Carlos López de Lacalle produce wines bottled according to terroir- and site-specific character, so feel hampered by labelling grapes as from only one geographical designation. Photo: Shutterstock
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