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Spain's Most Wanted Wines

2017
28 June
2017-06-28 00:00:00
2017-06-28 00:00:00

Spain's Most Wanted Wines

If you think you know what the most searched-for Spanish
wines are, you're probably right.

In many respects there are no surprises in the list of the most searched-for winesin Spain – which is entirely filled with red wines based on the Tempranillo grape,made by established names – but the intrigue lives outside the top 10.

The best known table wine regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero account for nine outof the 10 wines, with the latter all appearing in the top six. In turn three of theRibera del Duero wines are made by Spain's best-known winery, Vega Sicilia, whichgains the top spot and is also responsible for Pintia, from the Toro region.

So far, so expected, right? Looking briefly at the wines filling places 11-20 we dosee some other regions – and other primary grape varieties – getting a look inamong the Riojas and Ribera del Dueros. The Priorat region is known for its robustred wines, often based on Garnacha and Cariñena. It is arguably the third best-known region for Spanish reds, and Clos Mogador (#16) and Alvario PalaciosL'Ermita (#20) make the top 20. The other regions represented are Jumilla, by Bodegas El Nido's Clio – a deluxe blend of Monastrell (Mourvèdre) and CabernetSauvignon – and Penedès, via Catalonian giant Torres' flagship Mas La PlanaCabernet Sauvignon.

One thing caught the eye regarding the Rioja entrants. All four are traditionallystyled Reservas or Gran Reservas, rather than the Bordeaux-influenced versions,which spend a shorter period in oak. This preference continued through wines 11 to20, featuring wines from CVNE, Lopéz de Heredia Viña de Tondonia and theMurrieta Ygay Reserva.

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