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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.
The flagship wine of the winery, it is a clear demonstration of the benefits of a wise mixture of grape varieties. This wine is elaborated starting from the free-run juices of the native quality varieties from the O Rosal Valley, located on the ... more
Columna is produced by winemaker Rodrigo Mendez, Raul Perez’s right hand man. Located in Condado de Tea region of Rias Baixas, where Albarino thrives in the mountainous region along the right bank of the Mino River. The vines were planted in ... more
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
- Josh Raynolds, ... more
Clear straw yellow color with green nuances. Fruity and floral aromas of apple, stone fruits, and apricot. Fresh with a touch of acidity to balance the structure and body.Fermentation: 18 days in small stainless steel tanks with
temperature control 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
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
Tinto Doumia 2009
A blend of mostly Caino, Espadeiro and Mencía. The Caino and Espadeiro provide a floral component while Mencía adds the structure that completes the wine.Adega Pedralonga is situated in the Val do Salnés sub-region of Rías ... 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
91 Points, Stephen Tanzer's IWC
: An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh melon and apricot, with lively mineral and spice notes adding vivacity. Creamy and expansive on entry, then more nervy in the mid-palate, with very good depth to ... 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
No filtration or fining. All harvesting and destemming by hand.
Maceration: 25 days
Fermentation in oak vats with punching down.
Biodynamic viticulture, even eschewing Bordeaux mix.
Vineyards worked by hand and mule.
Fruit Source: Many ... more