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.
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.
Pale yellow. Seductive with delicate floral (acacia honey) and fruit (citrus) notes. Smooth palate with an exquisitely silky texture.
New and second use French and American oak barrels
A blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo. The wine spent 6 months in new and second use French and American oak barrels.
A cherry red colour in appearance, clean and bright.
Aromas and flavours of red fruit; fruit in syrup and of undergrowth and pastry.
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.
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.
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.
Brilliant pale straw yellow. Fragrant, floral (orange blossom), with delicate nuances of exotic fruit (cherimoya) and a note of apple jam. Smooth and exquisitely luscious on the palate, leaving a subtle honeyed trace.
100% Tempranillo aged in oak for 12 months (50% French and 50% American). An Intense cherry red colour with high robe and garnet rim.
Its aroma is a medium-high intensity and stands out for its red and black fruit in perfect harmony with the spices, eucalyptus and elegant toasted from the oak barrel.
Fresh, round, elegant with very ripe tannins in the mouth. A long aftertaste reminiscent of the red and black fruit.
Luminous gold color. Seductive tropical fruit aroma (grapefruit, pineapple) with dried fruit notes (hazelnut) over buttery undertones. Intense, firm and full on the palate.
Aroma: fresh, floral, ripened red fruits with slightly nutty nose.
Palate: perfectly balanced, full-bodied, pleasant with long and clean finish.
Gastronomy: recommended for aperitif or combined with pasta, rice, blue fish, well-seasoned white meat and red meat stews.