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. Eidosela Albariño Rias Baixas

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

    £12.95
  2. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja Roble 'Monte Llano'

    Young and freshwith subtle aromas of fruits of the forest.

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    £9.95
  3. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Garnacha

    Elegant and well balanced, this wine has red cherry and pomegranate flavours, scented oak and a spicy undertone.

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    £16.95
  4. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Reserva Única

    Magnificently refined, classy Rioja from one of the region’s most impressive estates.

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    £22.50
  5. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Colleción Privada

    A stylish and powerful modern Rioja. Intense black fruit and spice on the nose and well integrated tannins. Fresh and complex

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    £35.00
  6. Rioja Señorio de San Vicente

    A unique wine displaying complex aromas and good structure.

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    £42.50
  7. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Amancio

    Ripe black fruit, liquorice and toasted notes on the nose with a powerful palate of plum, sweet oak and balanced acidity.

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    £90.00
  8. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja El Bosque

    The richest and most complex of the Sierra Cantabria wines. Plush, spicy and peppery with layers of black fruits complemented by oak, fine tannins and a flourish of acidity

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    £90.00
  9. Magnum of Chivite Las Fincas Rosado

    Intense nose and very fruity: Strawberry, pomegranate, and raspberry with nuances of  rose petals to finish. Smooth, creamy and balanced palate, with a textured mouth feel. Long persistence on the finish with notes of cherry and a splash of grapefruit to balance.  Absolutely delicious!

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    £35.00
  10. 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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    £10.95
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