Spain has a large number of native grape varieties.
More importantly they have dedicated more land to growing grapes than any other country in the world. This has led to their own individual take on Red blends and Sparkling wines.
One of the things that makes Spanish wine special is that many wineries age the wine in oak barrels and in the bottle prior to it being available for purchase. This means the buyer gets the chance to taste cellared wines that have aged to the point of tasting their best without the need to invest in storage space at home.
When you look at a Spanish wine and see the terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva, or Gran Reserva, this is the indication of how long the aging was: Gran Reserva have been cellared the longest, and Joven the shortest time aging at the winery.
This Cabernet Sauvignon from the Albacete region of southern Spain is a beautiful cherry red colour with intense and clear purple tones. The smell of ripe fruit, predominant spices and mineral notes, give this wine power, a succulent round taste and a long finish.
This delightful Verdejo (pronounced Ver-De-Ho) is a brilliant yellow colour with light green reflections. Fresh and complex aromas of white fruits pear and peach. An elegant and balanced structure displaying the mild citrus tones of this crisp wine.
A delightful sweet Tempranillo from South Eastern Spain. 30gr per litre of sugar make this wine a great addition to any wine collection. Intense cherry and violet tones that show its freshness. Predominance of fruit aromas such as blackberries and plums with slight hints of liquorice. The mouth is sweet and fresh because of the harmonic sweet and sour balance. Slight tannin note rounds it off to leave a long lasting wine.
A sweet sparkling wine made from the grape Airen, grown in South Eastern Spain. 60gr per litre of sugar make this a great party wine. This sparkling wine is characterised by a pallid colour with yellow iridescence, on the nose the smell of mature fruits (banana, pineapple or grapefruit)can be noted, and in the mouth, despite a certain lack of acidity, the wine is tasty and pleasant, easy to drink, though not particularly elegant.
Deeply coloured and highly tannic, this Red Wine is perfect for those days when you want to drink something big. Intense cherry red colour with purple hue background. On the nose, a very attractive aromas of fruit with standing out hints of ripe fruit. Very good structure on the palate, fresh, fruity, lively and balanced with the typical notes from the Monastrell grape. Consider decanting this red wine before drinking.