Choose your country:.

EXPERIENCE RIOJA

News

How Spain is Finding Elegance by Breaking from Tradition

2017
19 October
2017-10-19 00:00:00
2017-10-19 00:00:00

How Spain is Finding Elegance by Breaking from Tradition

Turning away from the bold, full-bodied wines that have been their hallmark, Spanish winemakers are now adopting a “freshness first” mantra for the future.

The world of Spanish wines has never been more sound, as the country’s offerings continue to improve and excel. Regions like Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Bierzo and Priorat stand out in recent tastings of more than 250 wines from all across Spain.

Other parts of the country like the Levante (southeast Spain), Málaga, the Canary Islands and Galicia in the northwest also showed their might and potential.

One of the most important trends happening now is the movement away from highly extracted, full-bodied red wines. Winemakers throughout Spain are shifting toward fresher, lighter, more elegant reds, even in areas long known for power over precision.

For example, in the Priorat region in Catalonia, numerous wines from 2013–15 showed more elegance and snap than ever before. Rioja has also shown elegance, while in all corners of Spain, the mantra of “freshness first” is taking over.

Wines affected by weather in 2013 (abnormally cool) and 2014 (rot issues from frequent rains) are showing far better than originally thought. The 2013 wines are racy and agile, while the 2014s are cleaner and fresher than expected.

It’s important to note that the 2016 Albariños from Rías Baixas in Galicia are mostly excellent. Other whites that stood out are the Moscatel-based dry and sweet wines from southerly Málaga as well as numerous Cavas, Spain’s premier sparkling wines.

All in all, now is the right time to enjoy Spain’s vinous bounty.

Read more here.

The world of Spanish wines has never been more sound, as the country’s offerings continue to improve and excel. Regions like Ribera del DueroRiojaBierzo and Priorat stand out in recent tastings of more than 250 wines from all across Spain.

Other parts of the country like the Levante (southeast Spain), Málaga, the Canary Islands and Galicia in the northwest also showed their might and potential.

One of the most important trends happening now is the movement away from highly extracted, full-bodied red wines. Winemakers throughout Spain are shifting toward fresher, lighter, more elegant reds, even in areas long known for power over precision.

For example, in the Priorat region in Catalonia, numerous wines from 2013–15 showed more elegance and snap than ever before. Rioja has also shown elegance, while in all corners of Spain, the mantra of “freshness first” is taking over.

Wines affected by weather in 2013 (abnormally cool) and 2014 (rot issues from frequent rains) are showing far better than originally thought. The 2013 wines are racy and agile, while the 2014s are cleaner and fresher than expected.

It’s important to note that the 2016 Albariños from Rías Baixas in Galicia are mostly excellent. Other whites that stood out are the Moscatel-based dry and sweet wines from southerly Málaga as well as numerous Cavas, Spain’s premier sparkling wines.

All in all, now is the right time to enjoy Spain’s vinous bounty.

RiojaWine
RiojaWine Calle Estambrera, 52
2017-10-19 00:00:00
RiojaWine
Calle Estambrera, 52 26006 LOGROÑO (La Rioja). ESPAÑA.
(34)941 500 400 (34)941 500 664 info(at)riojawine.com