Calatayud is another region which has sneaked up to the forefront of Spanish winemaking over the last decade or so. The main reason is the abundance of old vine Garnacha vines grown at altitudes of around 550m - 800m. These low-yielding vines produce very concentrated grapes from the poor soils and the abundance of sunshine. These wines can easily reach 15% alcohol and when paired with toasty new oak, can be amongst the most concentrated in Spain. Yet Garnacha is not a tannic variety, so expect bright floral notes and warmth, rather than dense structure.
Atteca is a very ripe wine with an amazing amount of lifted violetty notes on the nose. The wine has benefited from its 10 month stay in French and American oak. Whilst this oak is noticeable, it pairs well with the ripe fruit.
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Boutique Tenerife winery, with amazing old vines enjoying a commanding view over the ocean, made this thought-provoking red which defies categorisation. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS
Cult wine region where stupidly steep slopes mean it's all about passion rather than economics. Decanter Magazine's "Must-try red" shows a beguiling rose-like aroma, spicy red fruits and freshness, somewhat like a Pinot Noir.. This wine also was also listed first in the region in the New York Times. PLEASE...
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.
The top wine from a boutique bodega in a renovated 14th century castle. 100% Tempranillo from old bush vines, give lots of concentration and elegance, wrapped in toasty oak. This is a single vineyard wine, made from a vineyard enclosed within the walls of the castle compound itself. PLEASE NOTE...