A taste of Spain for all to enjoy.
We have written a brief introduction to the wines of Spain to encourage you to research a little more and ultimately to go and explore the taste.
We came across a few wine slogans and thought it would be interesting to share : “a wine with its own style”, ” pure Spanish character”.
The Major regions of wine in Spain are in the northern part of the country the Rioja and Ribera Del Duero. The latter you ll find will be associated with Portuguese wine as the valley of the Douro river produces great wines in both regions. Neither areas in Spain are renowned for their tourist numbers. Though its possible to book online line splendid villas in Spain from where you can visit these areas. Of course goes without saying you ll get to taste wonderful Spanish wine. Later on in the article we will suggest places locate and enjoy a wine tour holiday.
Spain has many brands of fine wine. Needless to say Spain has much more to offer in than just wines. But wine is so much part of the local cultural its worth while to take a brief look and some research. We find our guest include wine discovery and taste as one of the benefits of a holiday rental in Spain. Apart for the magnificent taste great value can be had in supermarkets that stock superb wines.
Spain has also a number of old classic perhap we write another time about them. It’s said the older the berry the sweeter the wine right. Or is that the older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
What to look for
RIBERA DEL DUERO:
Just two hours north of Madrid by car, you will find one of Spain’s most renowned wine regions. It is said nowhere else in the world does the Tremranillo grape variety grow to higher heights, making wines with great taste, colour and excellent quality. This area could be visited by booking online a villa in Spain rural areas or one of the villas in Portugal which is nearby. You could drive from Porto to this area. A good online search option would be any apartments in Porto of one of the superb villas in Porto. Ryanair fly here regularly from many locations
This wine region is a small area in the south west of Spain, South of the great city of Barcelona. It is now one of world’s newer regions for bold red wine. In this region you will find amazing rich in taste red wines made from Garnacha and Carigan which are two of Spain’s native varieties. The area may sound not wine related but its wine are very rich in flavor. A apartment in Barcelona or any of the many villas in Barcelona would be ideal locations as base to explore this region
PENEDÉS: is in Catalonia, is also south of Barcelona. It’s the home of most Spanish sparkling wines, known as Cava. Penedes is also a large producer of both red and white wines. Villas in Barcelona would be a good accommodation base for here.
RÍAS BAIXAS: In the Galicia area north of Portugal. The region is in the north west of Spain, next to the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. The area is now becoming familiar due to its tasty white wine the Albarino which is made from the Albarino grape family.
NAVARRA: This is an area northeast of Rioja that is well known for its dry rose wines, this region has strong red wines. The Navvara red wines are least expensive than the more famous Rioja wines.
TORO: This region is in Castile and Leon north west Spain. it is growing fast and it’s becoming one of Spain’s best red wine regions. The climate is conducive and the soils are ideal for in producing red wines; mainly from the Tempranillo grape variety.
RUEDA: A region west of Ribera Del Duero, produces one of Spain’s best white wines from the Verdejo grape. The wine is clean and fresh, has good fruit character, and is inexpensive.
You ll note Spains wine producing regions are in the North East and North west where climate landscape and soil are conductive to the productions of fine wines. From the outline of the wine regions you can tell Spain has great and rich wines. Pick a bottle or two, enjoy at the pool side in the comfort of your holiday rental Spain apartments or Spanish villas, and remember to tag some bottles along with you back home.
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