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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Ramón Bilbao, Rioja 'Mirto'

    Saturated purple colour with soaring wild plum and blueberry aromas, supported by complex nuances of tobacco, chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Learn More

    £39.50
  4. Rioja Reserva Magnum, Ramón Bilbao

    Lovely garnet colour with medium-high depth of colour. Clear and bright. When the glass is twirled you can see its legs. Sumptuous and classical in style with good use of American oak. Aromas of blackberries, cedar, leather and spices. Good balance on the palate with a long finish. Learn More

    £35.00
  5. Ribera del Duero, Reserva, Pago de los Capellanes

    Displays great balance with glossy, mature tannins and an elegant fruit character. Learn More

    £38.00
  6. Massard, Huellas Priorat

    Extremely complex with nuances of mature fruit, minerality and herbaceous spice. Learn More

    £30.00