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

  • Abellio Albarino 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Lemon green wine, with golden hues, clear and bright with intense fruit flavour highlighting pear, apple and peach. On the palate it shows an integrated acidity on the whole, thick, and very balanced. The freshness of pome fruit is wrapped by the...

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  • Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it is Alvaro Palacios.  One of nine children born to the owners of Rioja’s respected Palacios Remondo, Alvaro studied enology in Bordeaux, while working under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Ch...

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  • Alvear Solero 1927 Pedro Ximenez N.V.

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    Wine Advocate 98 Points! "The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich...

    Current stock: 8

    $45.00
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  • Charquino Albarino 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    "'Intense and elegant nose, precise with notes of apple, herbal nuances and fresh citrus. Very fresh and lively on the palate. Elegant.''    - Decanter Magazine   "This Albarino is a winner. Complex and citrussy, underscored by green apples,...

    Current stock: 1

    $27.00
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  • Cillar de Silos Rosado de Tempranillo 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    HAILING FROM A LTTLIE POCKET NORTH OF MADRID, THIS CENTURIES OLD WINERY HAS CREATED A GORGEOUS 100% TEMPRANILLO ROSE!  This is a rosé made in the style which is now in vogue throughout the world, with a resounding personality, vivacity and...

    Current stock: 20

    $37.50
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  • Clos Mogador Priorat 2013

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    "One of only two Vins de Finca Qualificada from Priorat, the 2013 Clos Mogador is a complex blend of Garnacha and Cariñena with a touch of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It felt serious and a little backward, terribly balanced with shy notes of peat and...

    Current stock: 1

    $155.00
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  • Journey Spain Six-Pack

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    LET US BRING THE WORLD OF SPANISH WINE TO YOU WITH THIS PERFECT PACK OF SIX!      SAVE MORE THAN 10% OFF RRP OF $197.95                                 ...

    Current stock: 6

    $178.00
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  • La Purisima Estio Blanco 2016

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    "Fresh-cut fruit: pineapple, apple, grapefruit and a white floral top-note. 100% varietal on the palate; a creamy open feel, and a tweak of nutty acid/earth definition. Simple, gentle and harmonious, perfect house wine style." - Spanish Acquisition

    Current stock: 1

    $18.50
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  • Mesta Tempranillo Rosado 2018

    Region: Spain-(Other)

    ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLY GROWN. APPROACHABLE AND MORISH SPANISH ROSE MADE FROM TEMPRANILLO. "An approachable but serious rosé wine, displaying great purity and typicity for the noble Tempranillo grape, in a lighter, more elegant style than most...

    Current stock: 11

    $16.50
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