Marvelous Monastrell from the Spanish region of Jumilla, the Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre.100% Monastrell (aka Mourvedre) from … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wine Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
It might surprise you to know that Spain has more vineyard land than any other country in the world. It also has the highest life expectancy in Europe -- coincidence? I think not!
Spanish wine is one of our very favorite values because so much of the vineyard land in Spain is old, which means lots of really old grapevines, which equates to delicious wines. Why? The simple reason is because as vines age and the roots go deeper, they produce less fruit but that fruit is more concentrated with flavor.
Spain also follows strict laws as to how they can label their wine. (Check out Rioja for example.) This means that unlike a number of New World regions, wines here must meet stringent requirements to get a term like Reserva or Gran Reserva. In other words, when you see these terms on the label they actually mean something!
Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wine Under $20!
Loaded with flavor for just $8, the Figaro Tinto Garnacha from the Calatayud, Spain.100% Garnacha from the Calatayud, Spain. The … [Read more...]
A tasty and very affordable treat from the Castilla-La Mancha region in Spain, the Bodegas Campos Reales Tempranillo.100% … [Read more...]
And I like it! The Burgo Viejo Crianza from Rioja, Spain.90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from Rioja, Spain. The wine spends 12 … [Read more...]
A mastery of oak imparted flavors, the Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva.95% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]
Another Rioja Reserva that delivers a lot more taste than its $12 price tag.The Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva is 90% Tempranillo, 5% … [Read more...]