Spain

Spain has only relatively recently come to prominence on international markets with a plethora of interesting wines in many different styles. It is the indigenous grape varieties which are increasingly celebrated.

Spain has three broad climatic zones:

  • the north and north west has a maritime climate dominated by the Atlantic's weather systems, with high rainfall;
  • the east coast has a warm Mediterranean climate; and
  • the centre has a hot continental climate.

Heat and the lack of water are the biggest challenges to grape growing in Spain.

Featured Growers


Castillo de Benízar

By Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Macabeo/Viura 100%

Pale yellow in colour. Elegant, fruity aroma with a delicious finish. Balanced and with a hint of sweetness.

Estola Verdejo

By Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Verdejo 100%

Bright straw-yellow in colour with greenish reflections. Intense aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits. Ample on the palate with a hint of sweetness. A long excellent finish.

Castillo de Benízar

By Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Rasberry in colour, with aromas of red fruits, strawberry and redcurrent. Sweet on the palate, with an elegant finish.

Castillo de Benízar

By Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Intense cherry-red colour with violet tinges. Elegant aroma of wild fruits. Flavourful and well structured.

Rioja Blanco

By Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Macabeo/Viura 100%

This wine is a pale yellow in colour. There is white fruit aroma (pear and banana) with a soft floral hint. The palate is very tasty and balanced with a very integrated fresh acidity. The aftertaste is pleasant and subtle.

Rioja Rosado

By Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

This wine is a brilliant strawberry pink colour. There is a beautiful fresh fruit aroma with floral hints. It is lengthy, very fruity and lingering on the palate. The finish is pleasant and subtle.

Rioja Crianza

By Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Intense ruby-red colour, with great depth. To the nose, vanilla and cinnamon aromas stand out, mixed with mature fruit. In the mouth, it is smooth and round, with good body and very well integrated sweet tannins.

Rioja Tinto

By Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Cherry coloured wine with violet rims. There is a variety of aromas on the nose with a hint of red fruit. The palate is backboned and fresh with a very fruity finish.

Félix Callejo

By Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

This wine has great life and boldness. It evokes the passion for the Tempanillo grape, the same passion our grandfather passed on to our father, Félix Callejo, and which he in turn transmits to us each day.

Finca Valdelroble 2011

By Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Syrah/Shiraz 10%, Merlot 30%, Tempranillo 60%

Lively, deep dense red colour with delicate aromas of wild forest flowers. Ripe tropical fruit characters. Mineral touches come through against a backdrop of spicy and smoky notes. Hints of just picked grapes on the palate along with fresh tannins. In the mouth it is full with a long lingering finish.

Flores de Callejo

By Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

It's a juicy, succulent, meaty, earthy mesh of wild fruit, fresh, high-grown tannin and mouth cleansing acidity. The best entry level Temp Callejo have released.


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