Spanish Wine

Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Peninsula with a divergence of cultures, climates and, por supuesto, types of wine. There are many notable styles from all over the country, ranging from traditional viticulture to modern and methodical, to rustic, value driven and food friendly young table wines to well aged prized vintages. Not to mention some venerable expressions of methode champenoise and the range of dessert, sherries and fortified wines from salty, dry Manzanillas to candylike Pedro Ximinez soleras. 

Spain currently has 70 government approved wine regions such as Catalunya, Rias Baixas, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Rueda, Jumilla, Bierzo, Cava and Jerez. Popular indigenous red varietals include Tempranillo (which has many local derivations), Cariñena, Garnacha, Monastrell and Mencia. Popular indigenous whites include Albariño, Verdejo, Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Paralleda (the latter three comprising the ingredients Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Spain View all

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Spain

  • Aragón

      This region, rich in history, was once the home of celebrated 16th century royals Ferdinan...

  • Catalonia

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Catalunya

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Galicia

    Located on the northwest corner of Spain, Galicia is just under Portugal, along the Atlantic Oc...

  • Rioja

    The Rioja region of Spain produces one of the world’s finest, and most long lived wines: Rioja. R...

  • Alicanté

      Alicante is part of the Comunidad de Valenciana region, named for the town on the Mediterr...

  • Almansa

  • Andalucía

      The home of Flamenco and Moorish architecture is the southernmost wine-making area in Spai...

Popular Wineries in Spain View all

  • Raimat

    We like what we make, wines with character. That's why we have continued to do so since 1914. And...

  • Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.

    Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous nam...

  • Torre Oria

    The ORIA de Rueda family founded TORRE ORIA in 1897. The family were from the North of Spain. ...

  • Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

    The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing a...

  • Herederos Del Marques de Riscal

    Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in t...

  • Bodegas El Nido

    Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, S...

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Spain on Snooth

  • Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2011

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    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla 2013

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    Maybe not up to the '06 but impressive none-the-less. Great dark berry fruit, with plenty of minerality, earthy tones (That Jumilla terrior is good.), a slight woody note, with mocha. Medium tannins and balanced acidity lend itself to a good aftertaste. Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Altovinum Evodia Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2014

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    Really well crafted wine with the grenache stepping out. Red and blue berries, earth and pepper up front, medium tannins and well balanced acidity make a perfect everyday wine that pairs well with food. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Val Sotillo Ribera del Duero Crianza 2011

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    Excellent full spice on the nose with black pepper and cinnamon framing notes of blackberry and black cherry and hints of red licorice and dusty earth. Richly dark fruited in the mouth, this shows quite dry and tannic towards the finish after opening with bright ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit, a soft floral note of violet petal and dark ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Briego Tiempo Ribera del Duero Crianza 2013

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    Smoky and gamey aromas with some salinity and dark savory spice amidst fruit notes of black cherry and blackberry. Full bodied and richly fruited on the palate with flavors of blackberry and black cherry, loads of baking spice and good acidity throughout, this has a buoyant palate of zesty minerality and dark fruit with a finish of dark chocolat... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Conde de San Cristobal Raices Ribera del Duero Reserva 2009

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    Deeply rich and inviting aromas of vanilla, black currant and black cherry on the nose with sweet baking spice and a soft floral flourish. Expansive on the palate and bursting with refreshing acidity and flavors of dark chocolate throughout, this has fruit flavors of blackberry, black currant and black cherry on the palate with well integrated o... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Menade Verdejo 2015

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    Quite minerally and steely on the nose with fresh lemon and melon notes. This is effervescent and zesty in the mouth, showing good tart lemon and grapefruit flavors with some soft melon amidst a perky spice and a burst of refreshing acidity. Finishes with hints of hazelnut and more grapefruit with fresh cut grass and a hint of peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Arindo Verdejo 2014

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    Intriguing lemon cream notes with vanilla bean spice and baked apple pie with butter on the nose. Tart lemon notes fresh on the palate with some oak baked in and fruit flavors of golden raisins, lemon curd and rye toast. Finishes with a bit more lemon zest and some clean grassy notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Diez Siglos Verdejo Rueda 2015

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    [Pairing: fish and seafood, white meats, pasta and rice dishes] Sharp stony minerality immediately on the nose with cutting citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit and a light floral note. Silky smooth mouthfeel with some heft to it and showing good fruit flavors of green apple, pear and lemon with a hint of melon and a sticky grassy finish of herb... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Prado Rey Verdejo Rueda 2014

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    Sweet spice and white peach aromas on the nose with hints of dried apricot and tangerine blossom. Soft peach, ripe cantaloupe and lime notes in the mouth with a mellow acidity coming through to brighten the palate towards the finish which ends on a creamy and lightly nutty note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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