The sun of Spain in your glass

After our little stop in Italy it is now time to continue our journey around European wines and head to another warm and sunny country: Spain!

Known for their fiestas, tapas and culture, Spain has also a lot to offer on the wine side.

Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world after France and Italy and has more vineyard land than any other country in the world. Wine is produced all around the country and the main regions are:

  • Rioja, Spain’s major wine region and mainly famous for its red wine made of the country’s local Tempranillo grape
  • Navarra, known for its dry rosé and strong reds
  • Ribera del Duero, getting to the level of Rioja with its high quality red wines
  • Penedés, producing red and white the region is mainly famous for the sparkling wine Cava
  • Rías Baixas, acclaimed for its white wine called Albariño

This week we are going to focus on Ribera del Duero as I am quite curious to discover those high quality red wines. We are going to focus on a price range between £8.00 and £18.00 (9€ and 22€).

PS: Mel vs Wine has now a facebook page! Follow the adventure by clicking on the link:

This entry was published on June 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm. It’s filed under Countries, Learn More, Old World Wines, Spain and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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