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.
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
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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Intense aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry touched by fine nuances of vanilla and liquorice. Silky palate, with good structure and fleshiness. Pleasant and long-lasting finish.
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.
Aroma: intense aroma white fruit and citrus with white floral hints.
Palate: fresh, fruity, round with a fine balance.
Gastronomy: recommended for assorted salads, pasta, rice, sushi, fish dishes and to pour by glass.