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The Rioja region is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Many wines have traditionally blended fruit from all three regions, which have a combined cultivated area of around 57,000 hectares.Each year harvest time in Rioja runs between September and October, when 250 million litres of wine are produced, 85% of which is red. Grapes that are cultivated in Rioja include Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta (Grenache), Graciano, and Mazuelo - each of which adds in a different quality to the wine. It is from the Tempranillo that the main flavours are derived, while Garnacha adds body and alcohol, Mazuleo contributes seasoning and Graciano graces it with additional flavours.