Vibrant Spanish Reds I
A wildly exciting bundle of some of our current favourite reds in the portfolio, which happen to be from Spain. Discover some of the top wines from producers all making their mark on the new wave of Spanish wines.
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(Ribeira Sacra, Galicia) Silice Viticultores - Tinto 2018
From perhaps our current favourite wine region in Spain, this Mencia is a real charmer. Lightly extracted, wildly floral, notes of geraniums, rose petals, alongside bright red fruits and a mild savoury and mineral edge. Some people call Mencia Spain's 'Pinot Noir,' and it's easy to see why in this stunning wine. Silice Viticultores is a collaboration between three friends who sought to unite old parcels in the canyons of the mythical Sil river. Extreme viticulture, jaw-dropping landscapes, and fanatical dedication yield some of Spain's most exciting wines.
(Priorat, Catalunya) Lectores Vini - Priorat Classic 2018
All the dark fruits and complexity that make Priorat one of Spain's premier wine regions, but without the excessive use of oak, the eye-watering alcohol levels, or the overblown styles that can sometimes be made here. Instead, we have a fascinating wine of freshness but that doesn't lose the structure that is to be expected from this hot and arid climate. The nose on this is bliss... Black cherries, rhubarb, crunchy red fruits and sweet spices. Lectores Vini is a collaborative project between Fredi Torres and Marc Lecha, seeking to showcase pure expressions of the Montsant region along with Priorat and Conca de Barbera, all located in Catalunya.
(Navarra, Spain) Azul y Garanza - Naturaleza Salvaje Tinto 2018
Fantastic Grenache from an old single-vineyard located in the Bardenas Reales desert. The wine was made and aged in clay amphoras, and is lean but complex, pristine, pure, with gorgeous red fruits and a velvety texture. Made by Maria, Dani, and Fernando, a dynamic trio who slowly converted an abandoned cooperative building in their village of Carcastillo to a fully operational winery. A huge commitment to biodiversity in the vines leads to wines of pronounced purity.