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.
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.
The white grape varieties Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Muscat from Penedès vineyards are the base for the Marta Violet. It’ fresh, fruity and floral white wine.
100 % Tempranillo aged in American oak for 2 years. Ripe cherry-red colour with a ruby edge, good depth of colour. On the nose it is notable for its fragrance and complexity, with aromas of red and black fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry) together with notes of cedar and mild toasty hints.
The rich aroma is typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo grape varieties. Aromas of red and black berry fruit, green coffee beans, liquorice and the characteristic vanilla and leather notes from ageing. On the palate the wine is full and silky with dense, well-structured tannins.
Aromas of red fruits, cherry and strawberry are blended with the notes of vanilla and spice from the oak. Liquored cherries and black pepper on the palate with a well-structured and fleshy finish.
A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano the wine has spent 12 months ageing in 100% french oak barrels.
An Intense red colour with tawny hues.
Its aroma is intense, elegant with ripe fruit and undergrowth scents. You can find aromas of spices, cream and vanilla from the oak barrel ageing.
Its taste is elegant, mellow, fresh and ripe with velvety tannins.
A blend of Garnatxa and Samsó. On the nose it presents an intense and elegant aroma of ripe red fruit and jam, with hints of anise, delicate touches of new oak and mineral notes. In the mouth is well-rounded, pleasant, lingering and powerful. Long finish which brings out its special spicy character.
Dense, dark ruby colour. Refined and complex bouquet with a hint of cherry, vanilla and soft toasted notes. Balanced in the mouth where silky, well-defined tannins combine with luscious flavours to reveal a pleasant fullness. This Reserva follows firmly in the footsteps of the previous 2012 vintage that won excellent awards.
The wine has spent 18 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle before release. Intense aromas on the nose coupled with spicy notes from the ageing process in American oak. Smooth in the mouth, with well integrated acidity, highlights of redcurrant, liquorish, and vanilla with smoky notes. Long, complex aftertaste.
A blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha. The wine has spent 12 months in 50% French and 50% American oak barrels.
A tawny colour in appearance of medium intensity.
Its aroma stands out for its red fruits, prune and licorice scents wrapped in pastry, black pepper and vanilla hints from the oak barrel.
On the palate its round, with pleasant structure, balanced acidity and elegant tannins giving fruit in liqueur hints in the aftertaste.