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Expert’s choice: Graciano, Mazuelo & Maturana

Tempranillo remains the signature grape of Rioja, yet other red varieties play a key role in blends – and these three are increasingly making their mark as single varieties.

Once used as mere support for Tempranillo, the red varieties Graciano, Mazuelo and Maturana now have a voice of their own. They may be a little more challenging than the versatile, charming Garnacha, but changing conditions resulting from climate change, coupled with the thirst for something different, are driving a new breed of varietal reds in Rioja.

Scroll down for a selection of 18 Graciano, Mazuelo & Maturana wines to try

Tasting notes and scores for 18 Graciano, Mazuelo & Maturana wines to try

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