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Tim Atkin: Can Rioja's vintage be as good as it claims?

Published:  02 May, 2014

It's probably scant consolation to château owners struggling to sell their wines en primeur right now, but Bordeaux wasn't the only European region that had a difficult vintage in 2013. I was in Rioja last October and the harvest was wet and nail-bitingly late. The skies were some of the darkest I've ever seen in the region.

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