Rest of Spain

Rest of 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

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    La Purisima Estio Blanco 2016

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Made from Macabeo grapes!

    RRP $18.50

    NOW $15.00

    Low Stock (10 in store)


  2. Abellio Albarino 2017

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Spain's national white grape. Adored for its dry fruitiness, refreshing acidity and slightly saline character.

    $22.50 by the dozen $25.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (18 in store)


  3. Alfonso Oloroso Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    $28.35 by the dozen $31.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  4. Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2015

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    40% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Merlot!
    'A superb introduction to Priorat' - RobertParker.com
    James Suckling 92 Points!

    $49.50 by the dozen $55.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (20 in store)


  5. Casa Rojo Musso Tempranillo 2015

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    100% Spanish Tempranillo from Rioja. Certified organic.

    $18.90 by the dozen $21.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (21 in store)


  6. Eidosela Arbastrum Albarino 2015

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Spain's national white grape. Adored for its dry fruitiness, refreshing acidity and slightly saline character.

    $28.80 by the dozen $32.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  7. Gonzalez Byass Elegante Fino Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)

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

    (World Association of writers and journalists of wines and spirits)

    $17.10 by the dozen $19.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  8. Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Sherry 375m

    Region: Spain, (Other)

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

    (World Association of writers and journalists of wines and spirits)

    $18.00

    Low Stock (7 in store)


  9. Gramona Cava Imperial Gran Reserva 2010

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    2015 Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal!

     

    "...competes favorably with plenty of Champagnes that sell for twice as much." - Josh Reynolds

     

     

    $49.50 by the dozen $55.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  10. Romate Oloroso 'Don Jose' Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)

     

    $37.80 by the dozen $42.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  11. Tio Pepe En Rama Fino Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    'Great stuff.' - Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!

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

    (World Association of writers and journalists of wines and spirits)

    $36.00 by the dozen $40.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  12. Valdespino Pedro Ximenez Black Sherry

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    Ralph Kyte-Powell 93 points!
    $24.26 by the dozen $26.95 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  13. Vallformosa 'MVSA' Brut Cava

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    35% Macabeo / 30% Xarel-lo / 35% Parellada
    $18.00 by the dozen $20.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  14. Valminor Rias Baixas Albarino 2016

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Spain's national white grape. Adored for its dry fruitiness, refreshing acidity and slightly saline character.

    $25.65 by the dozen $28.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  15. Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava N.V.

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    $22.50 by the dozen $25.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  16. $24.75 by the dozen $27.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  17. Vizcarra Senda del Oro Tinto Fino 2013

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Variety: Tempranillo 100%
    Ageing: 5 months in American oak barrels
    Region
    : Ribera del Duero, Spain

    $41.40 by the dozen $46.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (7 in store)