Tag Archives: Spanish wine

Mencia Vino Tinto from Nanclares y Prieto Viticultores

Nanclares y Prieto Mencia

On a recent visit to San Sebastián, we purchased ‘a senda Vermella’ 2021, a Mencia-dominant wine from Nanclares y Prieto, Galician winemakers practicing biodynamic, organic methods. This small-production wine, which also includes Espadeiro and Caiño grapes, offers floral, fruity, and peppery notes with just 11.5% alcohol, perfect for relaxing evenings.

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa’t, A Mother – Daughter Wine Goes Brisado

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa't

Today we share a holiday week wine from Granache Blanc pioneer Cellar Barbara Forés. Called ‘brisado’ in Spanish (orange wine), here Granacha Blanca (white Grenache) is skin-macerated and aged in clay amphorae 6-months. This method was a traditional and locally called ‘brisados’ then somewhere as time passed was forgotten. Mother daughter team Carmen Ferrer and Pili Sanmartín Ferrer decided to… Read more »

Ending the Year with Wine Family Suertes del Marqués in Tenerife #WorldWineTravel

Medianías 2018 Listan Negro

Tenerif winery Suertes del Marqués works with native Spanish grapes including Listan Negro in this fresh, funky and savory, jingle bell rocker.

Heading to Aragón’s Valdejalón with Bodegas Frontonio (#WorldWineTravel)

On a trip to Aragón a few years ago, we had the opportunity to delve into the wines of this somewhat isolated Spanish region. Basing ourselves in the historic city Zaragoza, we visited vineyards and wineries to obtain an overview of the area, the land (where rainfall is in short supply) and the varied faces of Garnacha. One in particular… Read more »

A Region and Wine You Must Explore: Rias Baixas and Albariño (#WorldWineTravel)

Rias Baixas Albariño

There are several areas in the world noted as verdant yet the Rias Baixas region in Galicia, Spain tops many and offers their star grape, Albariño.

Unconventional in Castilla y Leon – Ismael Gozalo and MicroBio Wines #WorldWineTravel

Segovia Nieve

Ismael Gozalo thrives on microbial communities in his Segovian land and cellar at MicroBio Wines in Castilla y Leon. These microbes are paying off!

Revisiting Rioja: Viñedos Singulares with Bodegas Ontañón #WorldWineTravel

Bodegas Ontañon Antología Edicion Limitada

Bodegas Ontañon has made wine in Rioja for five generations. Today they focus on Viñedos Singulares (single vineyards) and their new Queiron winery in eastern Rioja.