Spain

"In a nutshell: land of American oak, increasing ambition, sherry, and low-yielding bush vines...

Proud possessor of more land devoted to vines than any other... Spain is an anarchic jumble of districts and regions... A look at a map suggests just how much climatic diversity there is likely to be between Spain's many wine regions, from the soggy green vineyards of Galicia on the north Atlantic coast to the baked Mediterranean south east. Spain's saving grace, viticulturally, is the average altitude of her vineyards, over 600 m (2,000 ft)...

Spain also has its own handsome array of indigenous grape varieties. Tempranillo produces some of the country's most admired red wines and is planted widely under several aliases. Spain's most planted grape variety was exported to France where it is known as Grenache. The Monastrell so common in the Levante is none other than fashionable Mourvèdre. Galicia's Albariño and Rueda's Verdejo are two white grape varieties of undisputable class and interest, Verdejo having been rescued only fairly recently from obscurity. There are many other candidates for such a rescue, with Rioja's Graciano and the Galician Godello being obvious examples...

Another common national characteristic is Spain's traditional fondness for American oak... But in one sense Spain's great gift to the world of wine is not a table wine at all but its incomparable late-fortified wine, a sure-fire appetite-whetter that has been much copied elsewhere, and often traduced even in its homeland Jerez: sherry. Spaniards are also extremely enthusiastic consumers of sparkling wine, mostly their own answer to champagne, Cava, the best examples of which are made in Penedès in north-east Spain." - Jancis Robinson

 

Map courtesy of Decanter

  • Charquino Albarino 2020

    Charquino Albarino 2020

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    A FANTASTIC EXPRESSION OF ALBARINO - FRUIT DRIVEN, FRESH, DELICIOUS!

      "Prickly pear, small green apples, preserved lemon and a nice sense of tang, it is 100% varietal in a very stylish, smooth mid-weight register. With juicy acidity and a nice little nutty snap to close, the fruit tannins are perfectly handled (so...

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  • Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Tempranillo 2018

    Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Tempranillo 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    A SOFT, FORWARD STYLE CELEBRATING JUICY TEMPRANILLO FROM RIOJA

      "The Telmo Rodriguez Corriente is a classic wood-aged Rioja, but with very tempting fruit. The wine is a blend of the grapes Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha where the Tempranillo, as befits Rioja's, predominates. In the glass, this Telmo Rioja...

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  • Telmo Rodriguez Basa Verdejo 2020

    Telmo Rodriguez Basa Verdejo 2020

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    THIS GORGEOUS VERDEJO IS FLORAL, LIGHT AND LIFTED.

      "This is very much the modern face of Spain, being picked into small baskets, de-stemmed, must chilled and fermented in stainless steel. Biological viticulture, and no additions in the winery just perfectly balanced sugar/acid/tannin in the berry...

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  • Guimaro Joven Mencia 2020

    Guimaro Joven Mencia 2020

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    FRESH, RED-FRUITED, WITH HINTS OF EARTHINESS, THIS VARIETY WOULD APPEAL TO LOVERS OF BEAUJOLAIS OR PINOT NOIR

      "Guimaro is a top producer for Mencia wines from the magical slopes of the Ribeira Sacra. This specific young release is made from Mencia + 15% other varieties, selection from terrace vineyards, 70% along the Rio Sil (slate and granite) and 30%...

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  • Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2018

    Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    THIS FRUIT FORWARD RIOJA IS GREAT VALUE!

      "Laderas de Cabama is 100% Tempranillo, crafted from a single plot of 35-year-old vines, sited on the classic clay/limestone soil profile of the Rioja Alta at 550 metres above sea level. Previously, this single-vineyard bottling was made in a...

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  • Clos Ibai La Rioja Blanco 2017

    Clos Ibai La Rioja Blanco 2017

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic

    A MODERN SPANISH WHITE!

      "The estate white, Clos Ibai Blanco, is from the Valmayor vineyard planted in 1955 on terraces rich in clay and limestone at 450 meters in altitude. Certified organic, the vines here are 90% Viura, with the final 10% being made up by the...

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  • Abellio Albarino 2020

    Abellio Albarino 2020

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    A GREAT FOOD WINE FOR WARMER MONTHS!

        "Visually clean, bright, pale yellow with green hues. The nose has aromas of white fruit and tropical fruit with floral nuances. On the palate it shows well integrated acidity, good concentration and balance. The freshness and fleshy...

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  • Valenciso Rioja Reserva Mix Pack

    Valenciso Rioja Reserva Mix Pack

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    RIOJA'S TOP PRODUCER BRING YOU BEAUTIFUL RED AND WHITE WINE, PRESENTED JUST AS BEAUTIFULLY IN THIS DEDICATED BOX

      This pack contains two of Valenciso's top release from their current vintages:  1 x 2019 Rioja Blanco (Viura and Grenache Blanc blend)  1 x 2014 Rioja Reserva (Tempranillo) BLANCO 2019 "Yields were down a third in 2019 because of...

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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2011

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2011

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!

      "Lovely dried red fruit, such as plums with just a hint of prunes. Cedar, walnut and leather undertones. Full-bodied with lots of fruit, considering its age, as well as hints of smoke, tobacco, bark and black tea. Some balsamic at the finish...

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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!

      THIS RESERVA IS SUCH A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE FRESH, CLEAN, COMPLEX STYLE OF FAMED LA RIOJA ALTA.   "Aromas of subtle red fruit with plums, spice and cedar. Some dried flowers and dried spices, such as paprika. It’s medium-bodied...

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  • Roberto Amillo Vermut Especial 15%

    Roberto Amillo Vermut Especial 15%

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    93 POINTS PENIN GUIDE!

      THIS VERMOUTH IS A KNOCKOUT. BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED, DRY, COMPLEX AND GORGEOUS. 700ML CARAFE.    "Despite being a collector from the Rioja, Roberto Amillo is a huge Sherry fan, and working with the Rioja firm of Bodegas Altanza he...

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  • Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2019

    Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2019

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!

    PREMIUM SPANISH GARNACHA BLEND FROM A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCER. WALL OF FLAVOUR DELIVERED WITH POWER AND DRIVE.    "Gorgeous, bright fruit with raspberries, black cherries and lavender with some schist. It’s medium-bodied with very...

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  • Antidoto Ribera del Duero 2018

    Antidoto Ribera del Duero 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    INCREDIBLE INTENSITY WITH THIS RIBERA DEL DUERO, MADE FROM TEMPRANILLO IN A HIGHER, COOLER CLIMATE PART OF THE REGION. "A wild and brambly edge to the ripe dark fruit here. This has a very succulent and saturated palate with fine, attractive tannin,...

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  • Journey Spain Six-Pack

    Journey Spain Six-Pack

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    LET US BRING THE WORLD OF SPANISH WINE TO YOU WITH THS PERFECT PACK OF SIX!

    A perfect selection of Spanish wines to help you experience and understand this old world wine region! Work your way through some mouth-watering varieties before finishing off on a cheeky sweet note with the PX Sherry! This pack...

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  • Santamania Premium Grape Vodka

    Santamania Premium Grape Vodka

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Vinos de Madrid is the DO (Denominación de Origen. "Our Vodka is distilled in Vera. It’s extremely pure and unfiltered, and the flavour and aroma from the wine alcohol and copper remains unaltered. This vodka is produced using water with a very low...

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  • Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Gonzalez Byass - Best Spanish winery in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 by WAWWJ!

      "Tio Pepe, the world’s best-selling Fino, originates from Jerez in southern Spain where it is drunk by the locals with tapas, as they’ve done for over a century. Manuel Maria Gonzalez Angel, founder of González Byass, named...

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    $18.00
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  • Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

    Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Gonzalez Byass - Best Spanish winery in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 by WAWWJ!

      "Tio Pepe, the world’s best-selling Fino, originates from Jerez in southern Spain where it is drunk by the locals with tapas, as they’ve done for over a century. Manuel Maria Gonzalez Angel, founder of González Byass, named...

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    $31.50
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  • Vallformosa 'MVSA' Brut Cava

    Vallformosa 'MVSA' Brut Cava

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    "This cava is produced in the traditional method and is a full-flavoured style with ripe custard apple, straw and a nice golden eggy richness. The palate is balanced with a clean finish. 35% Macabeo / 30% Xarel-lo / 35% Parellada. There was 24 months...

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  • Valdespino Pedro Ximenez Black Sherry

    Valdespino Pedro Ximenez Black Sherry

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Ralph Kyte-Powell 93 points!"Superb sweet sherry from one of Spain's oldest producers. Deep brown/olive colour, aromas of burnt sugar, raisins, rose petals and spice, and a luscious, intense palate of toffee-ish flavours and lingering finish."The Age...

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