Spain’s vineyards are characterised by their often extreme climatic conditions. Vines may be found growing in desert or volcanic regions or in landscapes blanketed by snow. They can grow successfully in places with very low annual rainfall, like the central and south-eastern dry regions, or in extremely damp areas like those of north-western Spain, influenced by Atlantic weather. In fact, in some areas the strength of the wine making tradition is encouraged by the grapevine being the only plant capable of surviving and flourishing in extreme temperatures.
Spain has a very high proportion of old vines, giving lower yields. European Union money has enabled the wine industry to modernise and it is now the country that many wine critics consider to make the broadest range of wines of real interest. >>Read More
Fine Wines Direct are the largest importers of Spanish wines in Wales and one of the most important independent wholesalers of Rioja in the UK. We are particularly proud of the range of Riojas that we offer, not only for the breadth of styles but also of Bodegas. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please get in touch as we will probably have it in our cellars.
For those who wish to enjoy the pleasures of wine with all its flavour but the minimum of alcohol.
Pale yellow, very clear. Rich and fresh floral aromas of green apples, peaches and citrics. Fresh and lively on the palate.
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Pretty, pale strawberry colour. Fresh bouquet of floral notes and strawberries/raspberries that blend together exquisitely. Delicious and refined on tasting with a pleasant fullness and refreshing, luscious flavours that awaken the taste buds.
Fully ripe Parellada grapes are used to produce this slightly off-dry wine. Cool-fermented in modern stainless steel tanks, the aim is to achieve a wine that combines youthfulness with a fresh, fruity character.
Fruity with a toasted wood and vanilla aroma acquired during cask ageing. On the palate it's full, elegant and velvety smooth with good body. Perfect served with lamb or beef, especially on the barbecue.
Tempranillos al Mundo 2011
Gold Medal Siglo Saco Crianza 2008
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate 2010 89 Points Siglo Crianza 2006
Mundus Vini 2011 Silver Medal Siglo Crianza 2008
A bright red cherry colour in the glass. The nose shows black fruit and vanilla from the oak. Fruity on the palate, with good balance, leading to a long and pleasant finish.
Original and slightly sweet white wine from late harvested Viura and Malvasia grapes.
A charming bouquet of tropical fruit and white flowers conveys its delicate sweetness.
Intense aromas of fresh herbs, cut grass, tropical fruits and mineral notes. The palate shows nice weight and the finish is suprisingly long for a Verdejo, this is a wine that punches above its price tag.
Pretty, vivid ruby colour with violet highlights that reflect its bright, young style. Floral bouquet (violets, wild flowers) and red berries. Pleasant acidity in the mouth with fresh, juicy fruit flavours, a balanced structure that blends with discreet tannins.
Ruby-red with a brick rim in the glass. Complex nose with a good balance between red fruit and the nuances acquired from the oak during barrel ageing — spices, vanilla and coconut. Very tasty, with good weight and well-balanced tannins.
Tempranillos al Mundo 2011 - Silver Medal Siglo Reserva 2007
On the nose there are intense aromas of raspberry and cherry as well as delicate yeasty notes. On the palate, it is fresh and lively with a good acidity. This is a wine full of finesse with a long, rich finish.
Moscatel and Gewürtztraminer form the basis for Viña Esmeralda, an exceptionally delicate and strikingly fragrant wine. A voluptuous, exotically perfumed nose with well-defined primary floral and fruity aromas. wonderfullly silky on the palate, this is a very refreshing food friendly wine.
Pale straw colour with luminous highlights. On the nose, mineral notes and floral sensations with a depth of green apples. Refreshing and balanced in the mouth with a pleasant, long-lasting acidity that adds a touch of zest to the finish.