Celebrating Spanish Wine
From a rich Rioja to a medium Albarino, Spanish wine is often associated with the popular cuisine, laid back lifestyle and passionate people of this wine producing nation.
About two thirds of wines produced in Spain are classed at table wines, with one third being reserve and fine wines.
The country has an abundance of native grapes, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country’s wine production is from only 20 grapes—including the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Monastrell; the whites Albariño from Galicia, Palomino, Airen, and Macabeo; and the three Cava grapes Parellada, Xarel·lo, and Macabeo.
A fail safe staple of wine lists, Rioja and Tempranillo are always popular, as well as a resurgence of the Spanish fortified Sherry, which in recent years has been resigned to the back of the spirit cupboard.
Lanchester Wines new range of Spanish varietals is about to land, as well as our new listing Abadia Milagro. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on these ranges and our chosen stars for Wine of the Week. Olé!