Great new Spanish wines
Spain is on fire – almost literally in terms of the economy, politics and unemployment, but I’m not referring to that ugly side of the country. I’m talking about the recovery of wine regions and local grape varieties, about the diversity of wines and the excitement of new names and faces appearing daily. I complained bitterly when most Spanish wines seemed so uniform, when there was so much Tempranillo and new French oak (Tempranillo is exceptional, but it cannot be the only thing…) that it was difficult to tell a Rioja from a Ribera del Duero, a Navarra from a Somontano. But in a mere five years the situation has changed...
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