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...]
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!
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...]
From the label to the bottle itself to the wine inside the Vivanco Rioja Crianza has a lot of nice things going on.100% Tempranillo … [Read more...]
Crisp and refreshing, the Mas Fi Cava Brut is an easy sparkling wine to say yes to.40% Xarel-lo, 35% Macabeo and 25% Parellada … [Read more...]
Insane value at just $6.99 a bottle! Real deal Rioja Reserva aged 36 months in oak barrels.100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]