Running along the Duero River through Castilian heartlands, and scented with the seductive aroma of roasted lamb, the Ribera del Duero region has changed rapidly...
Who doesn’t love Rioja? From the gorgeous raspberry freshness of its joven (young) wines, to the layers of peppery spiciness added by American oak in the reservas, up to the cigar-box subtlety and elegant restraint of the gran reservas, Rioja is seductive stuff.
Utiel-Requena is the new kid on the block. It is a relative newcomer, both to wine lists and to wine shelves. Its wines, and especially its lively reds and bright rosés, have a refreshingly contemporary feel, making them a welcome entrant to the diversity of the new Spain. Yet winemaking in Utiel-Requena is not in the least new.
Spain’s Bobal grape is a distinctive native variety that finds its best expression in its heartland of Utiel-Requena. Simon Field MW offers a guide。
In partnership with DO Extremadura. Where you can find them in export markets, these wines represent fantastic value for money, says David Williams as he picks his top buys
David Williams profiles nine wineries making great strides to help put the wines of Extremadura on the map.
Austrian wines have a compact body and climate-driven freshness which makes them an excellent match for an exceptionally varied range of cooking styles and cuisines: from Central Europe to the Mediterranean and beyond to Asian foods, and from ethnic food to fusion.
Spain’s fourth-largest wine-producing region has much to boast about, yet it remains relatively unknown. Now, finding its own style and making the most of its little-known DO, Extremadura is starting to make its mark internationally, as David Williams discovers.
. Add sustainable viticulture into the mix, and a family boasting a long heritage in the grape-growing business and it’s hardly surprising that the medals have started to roll in at Bodegas Linaje Garsea.
2009: the beginning of Telos. In ancient Greek it means the intention, or the aim. For Tenuta Sant’Antonio, it represents a new starting point.