A wine that really wants you to know it is UNOAKED. Chardonnay Showdown post #2. 100% Chardonnay from Spain fermented in stainless … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wines
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! While this might not be completely attributable to Spanish wine, we'd like to think it at least plays a part.
Wine from Spain 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!
Tempranillo and Garnacha dominate the red wines of Spain, but inexpensive gems can be found in many other varieties as well, especially whites such as Albarino. From Rioja to Ribera del Duero to Rias Baixas to the Calatayud to lesser known regions like Carinena, Navarra, Montsant and more, we cover them all to bring you this giant list!
Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
A wine from the Magic Kingdom. (Chardonnay Showdown post #1.) 100% Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel (no oak) from Spain. SRP … [Read more...]
Tastes just like...grape juice. $4.99 at Trader Joe's. From the bottle: Marqués de Montañana is the name of a village close to … [Read more...]
Sampled received for review courtesy of Terroir Wine Cellars, available at select retailers for $14.99. (Check the store locator … [Read more...]
The Farm delivers another nice wine at a very nice price. $4.99 from Trader Joe's. 50% Garnacha, 50% Tempranillo From the bottle: La … [Read more...]
$4.99 at Trader Joe's. From the bottle: La Granja 360, means in Spanish "The Farm 360". The region is located in the north of Spain. A … [Read more...]