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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ramón Bilbao, Rueda Verdejo

    Straw yellow colour with emerald hues, bright and clean. On the nose this 100% Verdejo is intense and aromatic with a tropical character and citrus notes such as lime and peach.

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    £10.95
  5. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Reserva

    Aromas of intense cherry,  tobacco and cedar, with ripe fruit and floral essences. Elegant on the palate with very fine tannins.

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    £19.95
  6. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja Crianza

    Incredibly versatile, a great accompaniment to red meats and cheeses.

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    £10.95
  7. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja Reserva

    Lovely garnet colour, good balance and long finish.

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    £14.95
  8. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja 'Edicion Limitada'

    High fruit intensity on the nose, with a perfect balance of dark fruit and oak on the palate.

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    £13.95
  9. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja 'Viñedos de Altura'

    Lilting violet and plum aromas, followed by vibrant fruit on the palate, this is both full of personality and dangerously easy to drink! Learn More

    £13.95
  10. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Blanco Otomán

    Crisp, silky and delicate with primary fresh citrus fruit, apricots and a hint of vanilla. Learn More

    £14.95
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