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BORDON RIOJA GRAN RESERVA 2007 – 92pts Wine Spectator

Rioja is a wine region in northeast part of Spain in the province of Alava, in Basque Country.

Wines that qualify for the DOCa don a cover-all labeling system that uses the generic term “Rioja. Lesser quality wines can also sport the Rioja labelling, which can make it confusing for the discerning wine aficionado.

To select the highest quality Rioja, consumers must look at the amount of time the wine has been aged — and do a little research. There are four main styles: Rioja, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. Winemakers will select only the finest grapes for the Gran Reservas.

So how can the average Ontarian wine drinker avoid getting short-changed on their Rioja selection?

“Doing a little bit of research is very rewarding, and will likely lead you to recognize the richness of quality Rioja wines,” says Tom Noitsis, president at Eurovintage Wines and Spirits. “We introduced the Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 earlier this year and its showing beautifully. Bordon GR has an international reputation for being “best-in-class” and now after a full 9 years of aging you can see for yourself what the all the wine community has been raving about”

And these wines don’t have to cost a fortune.

Regularly rated at over 90 points, Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva now retails at $21.90 per bottle. From August 13 to September 9, consumers will receive a $3 discount from the $24.90 regular price.

The best of Spanish wines is here, and here to stay! And that’s definitely worth an “¡Olé!”

For information on Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva, visit


Mary Moniz
Torchia Communications
416-341-9929 ext. 221

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