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 Blanco Otomán

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

    £14.95
  2. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Blanco Reserva Organza

    A real eye-opener, and a must-try for anyone who appreciates great white Burgundy. Learn More

    £21.50
  3. Acrollam Blanc Organic, Mesquida Mora

    Fresh and mineral with good acidity and lots of tangy lemon zing. Learn More

    £22.00
  4. Marqués de Riscal, Limousin Reserva

    A wine made from carefully selected Verdejo grapes offers notes of vanilla, honeysuckle and wild fennel. Learn More

    £12.95
  5. Finca de la Villatuerta Chardonnay, Chivite

    Intense aroma of smoked, almond notes, vibrant lemon with a sweet and powerful finish.

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    £13.95