Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest wineries in the region, but one which has also always had a pioneering and innovative edge, perhaps best exemplified by their stunning Frank Gehry building.
But Gran Reservas are not flash modern creations but rather the ultimate old-school expression of all that is good about Rioja wine. Sort of like a great uncle in a tweed jacket, always there, slightly shy at the back of the photo but with a million interesting stories to tell if you give him a chance.
Made from vineyards over 30 years old, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano y Mazuelo matures for 30 - 36 months in American oak, before resting another 3 leisurely years in bottle before release. Probably the most traditional of Marqués de Riscal's wines, this is all warmth, leather and spice with a very long finish.
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Another "wow" wine and also a generous dose of "OMG". This wine you just have to try. Danish Winemaker Peter Sisseck is the genius behind one of Spain´s most cult and expensive wines "Pingus" and knows and understands the Ribera del Duero region intimately. PSI is a relatively new project,...
Terras Gauda is a large and reliable producer of Albariños and other Galician whites, based in the O-Rosal subzone of the Rías Baixas region. This verdant area is the furthest south of the region and this has no doubt contributed to the slightly weightier, peachy style of white here. Whilst large,...
Another stunning wine from the breathtaking Ribeira Sacra region, this one winning a Regional Trophy in Decanter Magazine. Juicy perfumed Mencía, aged for 12 months in new French oak. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.
I love this wine! Brilliant, mouthfilling, textured genius from Rafael Palacios. Made from the über-trendy Godello grape, grown at 600m altitude in Valdeorras in NW Spain, this type of wine is right at the forefront of Spanish winemaking. Showing citrus, fennel and stonefruit notes and a bit like a Chardonnay...