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Spanish WinesSpain is one of the largest grape-growing and winemaking countries in the world, with numerous diverse wine regions. The most famous regions for red wine are Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro and Priorat. Up and coming regions include Bierzo, Jumilla and Navarra. White wine regions include Rueda and Rias Baixas.
The most common grape used in red wine is Tempranillo, which is the predominant grape in Rioja, Ribera del Duero (known there as Tinto de Pais) and Toro (known there as Tinto de Toro). Grenache, or Garnacha in Spanish, may be the main grape in the Southern Rhone valley of France, but more Garnacha is grown in Spain than anywhere else. Syrah and Camernet Sauvignon have made inroads in Spain as well.
White wine varieties include Albariño, Macabeo (Veura), Verdejo and Godello.
NY Times Tasting Panel Best Value. May 26th, 2012
Pazos del Rey Monterrei, $14, ** ½
Pazo de Monterrey Godello 2010
Zesty and harmonious with expressive aromas of ginger, minerals and licorice.2011: 89 Points
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Nora Da Neve Albarino was born in a single vineyard in the picturesque valley on the Mino, the great river of Galicia. Our vineyard overlooks the last leg of the river's long journey to the Atlantic. The 20 Year old vines are surrounded by pine and ... more
Founded in 1920, Ladera Sagrada is located in northwestern Spain in Valdeorras. At 62 acres, Ladera Sagrada is the largest estate in the region, with vineyards planted at 1,749 feet to slate and granite topsoils over thin clay. 90% of the Godello ... more
Zarare Albarino 2012 is Fresh, balance and elegant. Crisp and mineral driven. Long finish. A pure exZarate Albarino is a fresh, mineral-driven, and elegant albarino. Crips acidity with nuances of tropical fruit, flinty and refreshing. Long finish ... more
Terras Gauda Abadía de San Campio responds faithfully to the traditions of the mythical Albariño wines.The albariño grapes from which Abadía de San Campio was made, which were picked between October 1 and 3, came from the plots at Goian (Argallo), ... more
Freshly vibrant with nuances of licorice, cassis, black raspberry and tonal flavors of black pepper and dried herbs. Enticing and seductive, Sila is a wine that would pair
magically with all classics Thanksgiving flavors: cranberry sauce, roasted ... more
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Region: Ribeira Sacra
Appellation: Ribeira Sacra
Wine type: White
Vineyard: All estate owned vineyards on pure slate with very ... more
Benito Santos was one of the original growers in Rías Biaxas when it became a D.O. The vineyards are situated in Vilanova de Arousa in the region of Salnés far to the west within Galicia, thus benefiting from the cool Atlantic breezes. The vineyards more
Pedralonga: From 30 year old vines, fermented with wild yeasts in stainless-steel vat with malolactic fermentation, and raised on the lees for 12-18 months in vat. This is one of the most singular and soil-driven Albariños from Rías Baixas. The ... more
Fragrant, with floral, berry, cherry and wild herb aromas and flavors, this expressive red is supple, racy and long. Muscular yet elegant. Drink now through 2021.—T.M.No filtration or fining. All harvesting and destemming by hand.
Maceration: 25 ... more
Herbaceous, peach skin nose opens up with big floral notes. Good weight and freshness.... more
Peitan Albarino 2010 is crisp, with notes of tropical fruit, passion fruit, mango and pineapple. Not ripe, the acidity is sharp and focused. A very refreshing ALBARINO for summer. Simple but delightful!2011: 88 Points
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