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.
El Coto Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Contino Gran Reserva 2012Other Red Blends from Rioja, Spain
Contino Rioja Reserva 2012Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Finca Antigua Crianza 2012Other Red Blends from La Mancha, Spain
Bodegas Tionio Crianza 2012Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
El Coto Coto Real 2012Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva 2012Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain