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Here we have collated 6 wines that showcase the diverse world that is Spanish wines, from traditional method sparkling to lively Mencia.
If you can't get away on holiday this year, get a case of these beauties and holiday at home instead.
Sensum Laxas Sparkling Albariño NV
Lets get started with a 100% sparkling Albariño from the Rias Baixas, just north of the River Minho in Galicia. This is a fine, traditional method sparkling wine with characteristic Albarino flavour profile. Intensely perfumed with apple, stone fruit and floral notes. Elegant with fine persistent bubbles, and some biscuit flavors reminiscent of Champagne, with a long fruity finish.Typically paired with seafood, fish and rice dishes.
Eguren Ugarte Malvasia Rioja 2019
Eguren Ugarte family are in their sixth generation of winemakers in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa. They combine modern viticulture with a deep respect for the land and the environment. This 100% Malvasia spends 5 months in new French oak barrels. It's fresh and crisp with tropical fruit predominating. Herbal and floral notes play a supporting role, keeping each mouthful more interesting and enticing.
Alma Atlantica Alba Martin Albarino 2019
The vines are grown on the sides of the valleys around the river Tamega, at between 400-450 metres above sea level. This is an aromatic and elegant Albariño, with notes of white flowers, white peach, pear, apricot and citrus notes, balanced by a mouth-watering acidity and hint of salinity thanks to the vines’ proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
Palacio del Camino Real Crianza 2017
Made from a selection of old vineyards from the Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta and Graciano varieties, these classic wines are aged in French and American oak barrels. The Camino range are created to be approachable, with less oak and riper fruit they are ready to drink now. In the mouth it is soft, expressive and elegant, combining a fruity character with the subtle oak, try this with a Sunday roast and richer foods.
Bioca Mencia Seleccion Valdeorras
The Galician DO Valdeorras (meaning Valley of Gold) is an ancient wine producing area where the Romans mined the land for gold and before planting vines. Here, on the steep slopes of the left bank of the river Sil, Celestino and Maria Teresa manage four hectares of vines to make their Bioca wines. This is made of 85% Mencia with the addition of Garnacha and Tempranillo. A violet wine with floral and wild fruit notes typical of Mencia. On the palate juicy bramble is laced with subtle spice. Structured, fair and persistent, much like the Valdeorras scrub landscape.
Prisma Organic Monastrell 2019
This one comes from the Juan Gil winery - a favourite at Butlers for a while now and with this unoaked version we don't think that will change. The 100% Monastrell grapes are handpicked, then macerated on their skins for 2 weeks and left in stainless steel which preserves the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. It has a nose of ripe plums, rich red fruit and figs. On the palate it's generous, rich and spicy with concentrated red and black fruit, supple tannins, and fresh acidity on the finish. Ideal when the weather turns as it works well with stews, casseroles or a nice steak. Equally good with anything charred on a BBQ.