Talk:Rioja (wine)

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  • In the process of heavy editing. Charleenmerced Talk 22:50, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Charleenmerced

Aging[edit]

I was told that to be a crianza the wine had to be aged for at least 6 months in a bottle. To be reserva, at least a year —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.22.170.2 (talk) 17:13, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

History[edit]

I've plunged into this section, fixed some stuff and have some questions and points to make:

  • Need a source for the document in 873
  • It would be nice to provide a *decent* translation of Gonzalo de Berceo's verse which was written in mediaeval form of Spanish, parts of which I don't fully understand:
"quiero fer una prosa en román paldrino,
en cula suele el pueblo fablar con su vezino,
ca non so ten letrado por fer otro latino
bien valdrá, como creo, un vaso de bon vino."
("Vida de Santo Domingo de Silos" s.XIII)
horribly translated elsewhere as:
"I want to write a prose in the vulgar romance
that the populace use to address their neighbours,
as I am not learned enough to write in a different Latin
I trust it will still merit a glass of good wine."
("Miracles of Our Lady", 13th century)

revised this to 'the King' because of conflicts over the date/monarch - Wiki refs at 1102 clearly state the monarch Peter as being in power, his father, 'Sancho de Navarra y Aragon' having died some years earlier. However multiple web refs state Sancho to be the 'founder' in this year. Which is correct?

  • "In 1560, harvesters from Longares chose a symbol to represent the quality of the wines." - source for this? What was the symbol? --mikaul 11:07, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Origin of name[edit]

The soil here is clay based with a high concentration of chalk and iron (which provides the redness in the soil that may be responsible for the region's name Rioja meaning red).[5]

I think this is very doubtful. As it even says in the introduction to the article Rioja most likely comes from Rio Oja (River Oja). I'll investigate and let you all know what I come up with. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BodegasAmbite (talkcontribs) 15:08, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

A unique DO regulation stipulates that the cost of the grapes used to make Rioja must exceed by at least 200% the national average of wine grapes used in all Spanish wines.[1]

Agne has asked me to check this 'fact' out too. --BodegasAmbite 15:12, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Thoughts on assessment[edit]

This one seems like more of a B than not, but some extra opinions are welcome. The lead could use some beefing up per WP:LEAD and the individual wine regions seems a little skimpy. I also wonder how much more info could go into the Wineries & Culture section. AgneCheese/Wine 00:21, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

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Query - Area[edit]

Total area --- 75 square miles vs 877 square km.... Does this conversion look correct? 211.31.37.109 (talk) 07:43, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Geography and climate[edit]

The color-coded map could use an explanation of the colors. For example, I assume the bright purple is the Rioja region, but what are the light purple areas? For a good example of a color-code description, see this page: [(Wikipedia image page)] 146.115.112.3 (talk) 07:18, 24 October 2013 (UTC)