Some may find themselves unfamiliar with Spanish wines, compared to French or possibly Italian, yet Spain holds a great variety of wines.
Aside from your popular reds, whitesand roséwines, fortified is an excellent choice. Although well known, it can be easily overlooked, if people don’t understand what it is. In simple terms, a fortified wine is one whereby alcohol has been added to the wine at, near or during fermentation. Developed in the 17th Century, it initially gained popularity because it strengthened wine for shipping. Now, there are many varieties of fortified Spanish wine, including: Fino Bella Luna and Croft Original Port Sherry.
Rioja is a popular region for Spanish red wines and we stock a wonderful selection. Most loved for their fruity and earthy flavours, they are a great mix of Old World and New world styles.
Our selection of Spanish white winesis perfect for those who have enjoyed white wines from other countries and are looking to explore wines from other countries. A great place to start is with Txakoli wine; a distinctly citrusy white wine, which is low in alcohol. Most notably is Txakolina Adur 2014– a flavourful white wine and product of the Basque country. It matches very well with salty seafood.