Spain is famous for many things. Beautiful coastlines, incredible cities and a vibrant culture. Spain also boasts an exciting wine scene that involves 70 wine-producing regions. It also possesses some of its own unique grape styles such as Verdejo, Tempranillo and Moscatel. Spain is very proud of its wine – less than third of 1% of its inhabitants drink imported wine and instead toast with their own domestically-produced wines.
With so many wine-producing regions and over 1.2 million hectacres planted, wine from Spain offers a vast tapestry of styles from juicy reds to refreshing whites. Spanish Rose is an interesting offering – with a vast selection of styles on offer with a colour palette from pale pink to redcurrant and raspberry.
Spanish white’s popularity lags behind red, but the coastland and fishing heritage of Spain has given birth to some incredible white wines. Paired with seafood, Spanish white is crisp and acidic and offers complexity in droves across its regional varieties. For example, the Verdejo region offers aromatics and flavours similar to Sauvingnon Blanc.
Spanish red wine is its most famous style, with the Tempranillo variety arguably the most popular and Rioja perhaps the most famous wine type from Spain. The sun-drenched vineyards of Spain produce exceptional wines with intense colouring and deep flavours – delivering wines for every budget and taste palate. With a range of lower-priced fruit-forward reds as well as fine wines, Spanish reds offer something for everyone.