Spanish wine includes red, white, and sparkling wines produced throughout the country. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has over 1.2 million hectares (2.9 million acres) planted in wine grapes, making it the most widely planted wine-producing nation, but the second largest producer of wine in the world, behind Italy and ahead of France and the United States.
Alión is the result of a careful selection of land in different areas of the denomination of origin. The aim is to obtain a wine that represents the best of the Ribera del Duero, in keeping with the vine management criteria that emanate from Vega Sicilia. Different types of soils are used that complement each other to ensure a qualitative diversity in the same variety of grape, the Tinto Fino.
From the legendary winemaker behind Vega Sicilia from 1998 to 2015. Xavier Ausas started his own solo project known as Ausas Interpretacion with the first vintage produced in 2016. A candid and straight to the point name, it literally translates to how he interprets the style and climatic condition of that particular vintage with his 30 years of understanding the region of Ribera del Duero.
Founded in 1896, Lustau has received numerous international awards at many international wine competitions including the prestigious “International Wine Challenge” in London and “Concours Mondial” in Brussels. Lustau is the only house that holds cellars in all three of the Sherry triangle cities – Jerez, El Puerto and Sanl Car. Till this day, Lustau stills holds the same philosophy: to pursue the best quality in its wines and to offer the market the largest range of Sherries.
Founded by Raul Bobet, the former winemaker of Torres Spain, Castell D’Encus is located in Pallars Jussa Pyrennees – a mountainous area at an altitude ranging from 800 to 1,000 metres. After a thorough soil study, Raul planted rootstocks and varietals that are best adapted to its natural conditions. Adopting an ancestral method of winemaking, Raul uses the site’s original rock vats that are carved from the mountain slopes for fermentation. The winery only produces 80,000 bottles of wines a year and adopts geothermics technology.
In 1997, Christopher Cannan and his wife Charlotte purchased Clos Figueras, an 18 hectares estate, just to the north of the reputed village of Gratallops in the heart of the best production zone of the Priorat DOQ. The soil is the famous “llicorella” or schist that is the secret behind the distinctive mineral flavours that ranks Priorat with the world’s greatest wines. Planted with the local Garnacha and Carinena, with a dose of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines of Clos Figueras convey all the distinctive charm of the Priorat with great finesse and exceptional elegance.
Located in the commune of La Figuera, just outside the DO of Priorat, Espectacle is a two-hectare parcel of 100-year-old Garnacha owned by Christopher and Charlotte Cannan, Rene and Isabelle Barbier and Fernando and Marta Zamora.
Ferrer Bobet is about respect. Respect for the long traditions of vine-growing and wine-making in Priorat. The mutual respect of two friends, Sergi Ferrer-Salat and Raul Bobet, both passionate about the world and culture of wine. More than anything, Ferrer Bobet wines are made to respect the terroir and reflect elegance, freshness, harmony and the complexity of Priorat.
Ventured by two friends, both esteemed sommeliers and vigneron, and now solely headed by Franck Massard – Epicure Wines, is now positioned as producer of fine Spanish wines. Intensely passionate about wines, Franck’s aim is to produce wines that reflect the essence of the vineyard and its intrinsic yet intriguing quality. His vineyards rest across Spain but shares common attributes like marginal climate, high elevation with sheltered slopes, century old vines and individuality in the varying terroirs.
Macán emerged from the bowels of La Rioja. A wine of yesteryear and today that respects the most authentic and typical style of a prestigious region. A wine that searches for harmony by turning to its roots. The nature of its origins gives it a special elegance, a lingering mark, wrapping it in an unforgettable balance of sensitivity and expressivity.
Pintia is from a region with a great winemaking tradition and with huge potential to prepare high quality wines, as it has proven with the passing of time. On the banks of the River Duero itself, which flows into the sea at Porto, and a hundred kilometres from its older “brothers”, Pintia is from a zone with very hot and marked summers and a complex terroir noted for a huge amount of boulders.
Known as Bodegas Y Vinedos Granja Ntra. Sra. De Remelluri in the past, but known to fans as simply Remelluri, this remains one of Rioja’s reference points. The Remelluri name has a large following with Spanish fans and is known for its high quality Rioja wines and profound history that dates back to the fourteenth century.
In 1994, Compania de Vanos Telmo Rodriguez was established by Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodriguez. Telmo Rodriguez is widely regconised as one of Spain’s most talented and prolific winemakers. From the start, the aim of the company has been to use native Spanish varieties. This philosophy originally differed from the on-going interest in the planting of foreign varieties.
Our vines are in soils with very specific features, where the influence of the flow of the River Duero and the passing of time has been essential. Vines having been grown on the Vega Sicilia estate for over hundred years, which makes it possible to obtain a specific plant matter and genetic make-up. All this, together with the extremely careful and respectful handling of the vines and of the environment, makes it possible to produce unique vines.
Bodegas GRANBAZÁN, was founded in 1981, and is located in the Salnés Valley, in the heart of the Rías Baixas (Galicia).
It is a beautiful neoclassical building covered with blue tile of strong Indian influence, facing north, protected from the hot rays of light coming from the south and surrounded by old Albariño vineyards.