Spanish Red Wine
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines ...
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.
Clos Mogador Priorat (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012Other Red Wine from Priorat, Spain
Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Bodegas Vega Sicilia Alion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja (3 Liter Bottle) 2005Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007Other Red Blends from Priorat, Spain