With nearly 1.16 million hectares under vine, Spain has the largest surface area of vine cultivation in the world. The country boasts a plethora of climates, terroir and grape varieties that create an incredibly inspiring landscape for winemakers. Wine lovers are now being treated with a superlative variety of cuvées that goes far beyond the classic regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero. From intensely mineral Albariño to extremely elegant Garnacha, Spain is offering a vast range of beautifully crafted wines suited for every occasion.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08
Magnum 150cl £38.36
Another cracker was the Aster, Finca El Otero 2014 from Burgos, the central chunk of Ribera where most of the best wines comes from. This big wine (14.5% above but well-balanced) was notably complex with well-meshed tannins and a long finish. Clearly, it will age well.Geoffrey Dean, The Buyermore
Bottle 75cl £39.54
Bottle 75cl £22.10