“Wine is the only artwork you can drink” – Luis Fernando Olaverri
Spain has produced wines for more than a millennium and even in the modern day, winemaking is steeped in tradition. The wine making regions of Spain are divided into multiple areas across the country. The perfect climates, vast types of grapes grown and the rich soil gives Spanish wine its quality, aromas, flavours they are known for. And is why Spain is the home to so many fantastic wines.
When talking about Spanish wine the first thing that comes to mind is a full bodied Rioja, or a Ribera del Duero. However, Spain is home to some 80+ wines – along with dozens of unofficial ones which makes it one of the leading producers of wines in the world.
Here at Tinto Taperia we are proud to stock a vast number of great Spanish wines. If you a wine novice but love a glass with meal just seek assistance for one of our staff who will be happy to help you find the perfect wine for your palate.
Here are a few Spanish wines we recommend trying;
Yet again another French grape variety in Spain. Merlot has also been quiet successful (though to a lesser extent than Cabernet) in Spain and can be found in many different regions.
Found mainly in Valencia, Bobal wines are full bodied and colourful.
It is the typical grape of Murcia and the south of Valencia. It produces powerful wines with great structure and a strength somewhat higher than normal.
Wine from this grape have gained lots of commercial strength in the recent past. Verdejo wines are aromatic (with a tropical character), with body
Just a few years ago this full-bodied red was hardly known outside Spain, but in recent years it has drawn growing attention on the international stage.
Txacoli is a type of light white wine native to the Basque Country which is usually served as an aperitif.
This historic wine producing region is widely believed to be the birthplace of the popular red grape variety known as Carignan, which today is widely cultivated across the globe.