Spain/ Rioja by Riscal: Predominantly dry year, with the exception of the abundant rains in October and November, 1993. Some spring frost of light effect; drought from August 5 until September 12. The vegetative cycle was much anticipated, registering very benign temperatures in March, which propitiated a precocious budding of the vineyards, with almost a month of advance on the normal dates of the area. Exceptionally dry and warm summer, as one did not know in any more than 40 years. Very early grape harvest with the exceptional sanitary state and ripeness of the grape. EXCELLENT quality, being one of the best harvests of last decades. Big wines for the aging.