Spain's wealth of indigenous grape varieties and centuries of unique winemaking traditions make the Spanish wine landscape a fascinating region to explore. At this tasting, we explored the high-quality sparkling wines of the Penedes, the refreshing wines of Txakolina meant to be poured into the glass from several feet above, and a wine from a mind-bending Canary Island vineyard where individual vines are planted in volcanic pits to protect them from the wind.
Raventos 'de nit'
from the forward-thinking winery of Raventos i Blanc. The winemaker's ancestor made the first sparkling wine in Spain after an inspirational visit to Champagne.
wild-yeast fermented, organicly farmed, unfiltered old-vine wine from the Hondarribi Zuri grape!
Vera de Estenas Bobal
old vines of the Bobal grape, from a producer who shows a different side of what Bobal can be...
Dolores Cabrera Fernandez 'La Araucaria'
a rare wine from the Canary Islands made from the Listan Negro grape. If you tried the Pipeño at last week's tasting, this wine is the centuries-old origin of Chile's Pais grape.