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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.
Bodegas Txakoli Zudugarai is a small family owned and operated estate in the Basque region. The bodega was founded about 50 years ago and produces Zudugarai, their only wine from their estate grown grapes. Their vineyards vary in age up to 40 years ... more
Wine Maker Notes - This light and crisp wine is bottled with residual carbon to give it its signature natural spritz.
Tasting Notes - Candied red fruits combine with a lime infused edge makes this a wildly intriguing rosé.Just five minutes down ... more
Standard white-fruit and salinic aromas offer hints of apple and flower blossom. The mouthfeel is more round and full than most Basque wines, while the flavors are a blend of melon and peach. This is quiet and not overly flavorful on the finish, ... more
Txakolina is the national drink of Spanish Basque country, where a vast amount is consumed every summer. This particular version is from the Getaria region, where the Txakolina tends to be slightly fizzy and low in alcohol, encouraging plenty of ... more
Bengoetxe Txakolina 2010
All fermentation and aging is in small-ish stainless steel tanks, with
extra time on the lees to develop complexity and texture. All CO2 is
natural. (Many Txakolí producers inject CO2 into their wines.) Alcohol
is ... more
100% Hondarribi Beltza
Just five minutes down the coast from San Sebastian
, Ameztoi’s vineyards
overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The Ameztoi fam- ily h
as been making
txakolina in Getaria for seven ... more