Spain

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

  1. Abellio Albarino 2018

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    'A white with sliced-pear and lemon flavours. Thick and flavourful.' - James Suckling

    $22.50 by the dozen $25.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  2. Alfonso Oloroso Sherry

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

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  3. Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Premium Spanish Garnacha from a highly acclaimed producer.

    $54.00 by the dozen $60.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (21 in store)


  4. Bodegas Tradicion Pedro Ximenez VOS 20yr

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    "limited production, unique quality" - Bodegas

    $139.50 by the dozen $155.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  5. Bozeto de Exopto Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    A wine from the masters of juiciness!

    Tempranillo and Granciano blend.

    $23.85 by the dozen $26.50 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  6. Charquino Albarino 2018

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Spain's gift to the white-wine loving world, Albarino is perfect as both an easy-drinker and a good food pairer!

    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (17 in store)


  7. Cillar de Silos Rosado de Tempranillo 2018

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Hailing from a little pocket North of Madrid, this centuries old winery has created a gorgeous 100% Tempranillo Rose!

    $33.75 by the dozen $37.50 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  8. Clos Mogador Priorat 2013

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    98 Points - Robert Parker!

    $139.50 by the dozen $155.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  9. Clos Mogador Priorat 2010

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Vinous 93 Points!

    $139.50 by the dozen $155.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  10. La Purisima Estio Blanco 2016

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Light, dry palate with subtle flavoures of pear, citrus fruits, wet stone and spice. 

    Variety: Macabeo
    Sub-region: Yecla

     

    $16.65 by the dozen $18.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  11. $52.20 by the dozen $58.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  12. Mesta Tempranillo Rosado 2018

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Organic, sustainably grown.

    Approachable and morish Spanish Rose made from Tempranillo.

    $14.85 by the dozen $16.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  13. Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    Alvaro Palacios' cuvee made from Tempranillo and Garnacha in a modern style showcasing fresh, young and juicy red fruit, alongside round and lush tannins. 

    $34.20 by the dozen $38.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  14. Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2017

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    " ...Gentle, earthily-fruited, classy, delicious.” - Spanish Acquisition

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  15. Pazos de Lusco Albarino 2017

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    "... plush, almost satin-textured, sliced through by a vein of cooling acid freshness." - Bibendum 

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (7 in store)


  16. Tentenublo Tinto Rioja 2016

    Region: Spain, Rioja
    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  17. 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 (4 in store)


  18. Urbina Vinos Gran Reserva Especial 1996

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    Varieties: Tempranillo with some Mazuelo and Graciano

    $88.20 by the dozen $98.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  19. Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    Region: Spain, Rioja

    Varieties:  Tempranillo with Mazuelo and Graciano

    $63.00 by the dozen $70.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  20. 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


  21. Valencisco Rioja Reserva 2012

    Region: Spain, Rioja

     "graceful, spicy and beautifully nuanced"

    95 points -- Tim Atkin!

    $55.80 by the dozen $62.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  22. Vallformosa 'MVSA' Brut Cava

    Region: Spain, (Other)
    35% Macabeo / 30% Xarel-lo / 35% Parellada
    $19.80 by the dozen $22.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  23. Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava N.V.

    Region: Spain, (Other)

    Spain's national sparkling wine!

    $23.85 by the dozen $26.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)