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 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
  2. Trasto Blanco Albarin, Bodegas Laosa

    Weighty in the mouth with excellent structure and body a fresh, citrus acidity. Learn More

    £15.95
  3. Rama Blanco, Bodegas Coviñas

    A lively white with tropical characteristics. Learn More

    £7.75
  4. Sincronia Blanc Organic, Mesquida Mora

    The nose is gently aromatic, showing crisp notes of greengage and pear, the palate is finely textured with a minerally undertone from the Prensal grape – altogether a fresh, zesty delicate and balanced white. Learn More

    £14.95
  5. Mariona Alicante Blanco

    Intensely perfumed with a range of exotic aromas and flavours of lychee and jasmine. Learn More

    £9.50
  6. Ailala Treixadura Ribeiros Do Avia

    Displays sweet lemon and ripe melon with plenty of zing and grapefruit peel. Learn More

    £11.95
  7. Le Domaine White, Abadia Retuerta

    A lovely blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo grapes, which on the nose gives a touch of honey, preserved peaches, ginger and white flowers and on the palate a softness with exotic citrus, grapefruit and apple. Learn More

    £29.50