A lighter touch from Rioja, the Bodegas Beronia Crianza.91% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. The wine … [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! 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 Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
Savory, grippy and delicious, the Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva.85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha Tinta and 5% Graciano from 25-35 … [Read more...]
Another Calatayud Garnacha that easily over-delivers for the price, the Rubus Proprietary Reserve Red.90% Garnacha and 10% Syrah … [Read more...]
While the name has evolved over the years the wine itself is still a Trader Joe's top pick! The La Sonriente Garnacha from the … [Read more...]
Soft, smooth and tasty $10 Rioja from Bodegas y Vinedos Labastida, the Montebuena Rioja.100% Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa, Spain. … [Read more...]
Marvelous Monastrell from the Spanish region of Jumilla, the Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre.100% Monastrell (aka Mourvedre) from … [Read more...]