The "Rioja Vintage Chart" offers the consumer information about the optimum time for the consumption of Rioja reds and guidance on the general characteristics of each vintage.
It includes the last ten crops of aged and all previous ones rated as excellent and very good since the creation of the D.O. in 1925.
The corresponding valuations have been made taking the results of the 2nd Phase of the Quality Plan applied by the Regulatory Board for the quality control and the individual evaluations carried out by the expert tasters who form part of the Appeals Committee.
No hierarchical classification is established between the different vintages, but the basic information is provided through pictograms to assess the moment of consumption of each vintage.