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, Rioja Crianza

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

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    £10.95
  2. Sierra Cantabria, Rioja Crianza

    A smooth and elegant Crianza  which deftly balances fruit and oak. A velvlety and complex Rioja with layers of oak and fruit.

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    £14.95
  3. Trasto Tinto Prieto Picudo, Bodegas Laosa

    Bright, primary cherry and raspberry aromas with a hint of violet. and white pepper. Juicy, fleshy and smooth. Learn More

    £15.95
  4. Sincronia Negre Organic, Mesquida Mora

    The nose is lead by forest fruits with earthy notes and subtle touch of toast and spice. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of up-front fresh fruit – redcurrant, blackberry and raspberry. Learn More

    £14.95
  5. Garnacha Tinta, Cop de Ma

    Smack-in-the face fresh juicy red fruit sings from the glass. Learn More

    £8.25
  6. Reserva, Cop de Ma

    A complex, structured nose with layer upon layer of dried red berry fruit which is met with a soft vanilla spice and toasty oak. The palate is elegant and soft with impressive length. Learn More

    £8.95
  7. Magnum of Rioja Reserva, Marqués de Riscal

    Magnum. Classic Rioja from the most famous winery and this ever popular wine region. Elegant, fresh and easy to drink.

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    £25.00 £34.00

    Special Price

    £25.00 £34.00
  8. Franck Massard El Mago Organic Garnacha

    Silky-soft and dangerously easy to drink, this smells and tastes of strawberries with the merest suggestion of spice. Learn More

    £11.50
  9. Bodegas Gran Feudo Baluarte Roble

    An absolute cracker, we think just about the best value for money red wine we've ever tasted. Not one to miss. Learn More

    £8.95
  10. Finca de la Villatuerta Selección Especial, Chivite

    Very fine and elegant Spanish red showing complex robust berry fruit and a harmonious oak structure.

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    £13.50