The last of our three tasting articles devoted to Ferran's finds among the less-celebrated bodegas of Rioja, in Zones 5, 6, 7 and 8. See also his detailed accounts of Zones 1 and 2 and Zones 3 and 4, and an overview in Rioja's secret wines. Above: the team behind Sínodo, who produced some of Ferran's favourite riojas.
A description of each zone is followed by tasting notes on wines tasted from that zone, grouped by style/colour. Within each group the wines are listed alphabetically by producer (sur)name but you can change this.