Spain

Spain has the greatest area under vine of any wine producing country. Due to its arid climate and low rainfall, the land simply cannot support such a concentrated volume of trellised vines as you might find in a country like France. Spain’s vineyards are therefore dotted with low-lying, ancient bush vines better adapted to compete for the scarce resources.

Whilst the ever-rising chiropractic bills faced by our hard-working winemakers are a constant cause of concern, the quality of fruit produced by these almost horizontal vines, is not. Grapes are concentrated and make wines with ripe fruit and tannins to rival the wines of the New World whilst retaining a distinctive Spanish flair.

The diversity of wine styles is immense. In the north west, Atlantic influences give a crisp acidity to the spicy Albariños of Rias Baixas.

Moving eastwards along the Duero River high altitudes in the Ribera del Duero bring daytime heat for ripe red fruit and cool evenings for zesty acidity to the region’s robust reds.

The soils of Priorat just north of the eastern Mediterranean coast are blessed with a unique mineral which provides the region’s Garnacha and Cariñena wines with a distinctive edge.

The diversity of wines is reflected in diversity of the people, and here distinguished families meet innovative youngsters with both traditional and modern approaches and in certain areas such as Cariñena and Calatayud, this co-operation produces some of the best value wines on the market today.

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  1. Ramón Bilbao, Rueda Sauvignon Blanc

    Try this if you enjoy NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre or Poilly-Fumé, as it offers a distinctly Spanish inflection to this popular grape variety. Sensational freshness and balance.

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    £11.95
  2. Rioja Blanco Heredad de Tejada, Bodega Classica, Vintae

    A straw yellow colour wine. Ripe fruit, dates and banana notes stand out on the nose in combination with the nuances of a crianza, making it an interesting and complex wine. Learn More

    £10.95
  3. Eidosela Albariño, Rias Baixas

    Beautiful apricot, honeysuckle and white peach aromas over an understated minerality. Classic - and great value - Albariño. Learn More

    £12.95
  4. Albariño DO Rias Baixas, Mar de Frades, Magnum

    A complex, fresh Albariño that wears its Atlantic origin on its sleeve. Learn More

    £39.50
  5. Green Fish Verdejo, Bodegas Gallegas

    An amalgam of well defined aromas of stone fruits, almonds and citrus peel. Superb structure and freshness. Learn More

    £8.95
  6. Alma de Vid Blanco, Fernando Castro

    A nose of green apple and apricots is followed by a fresh and aromatic palate. Learn More

    £7.75
  7. Alma de Blanco Godello, Pazo das Tapias

    Crisp and fresh with light peach notes and a floral finish. Learn More

    £12.50
  8. Adur Txakolina

    This Basque Country wine is a cracker, searingly fresh with citrus fruit and a nervy minerality.

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    £19.95
  9. Garnacha Blanco, Cop de Ma

    An elegant, vibrant white with a crisp, refreshing bite. Learn More

    £10.95
  10. Monte Llano Blanco Rioja, Ramón Bilbao

    Pale lemon in colour with green hues. On the nose aromas of tropical fruits such as banana and citrus fruits can be found. The palate is fresh, vibrant & fruity with a balanced acidity Learn More

    £9.95
  11. Albariño DO Rias Baixas, Mar de Frades

    A complex, fresh Albariño that wears its Atlantic origin on its sleeve. Learn More

    £18.95
  12. Moraleda Chardonnay, Vintae

    White flowers, citrus notes and tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango. Learn More

    £9.95