Three rising Spanish stars

Canary Islands and Atlantic by Cristian Palmer

Ferran reports on three exciting sets of wines from very different Spanish territories. The Canary Islands landscape above was captured by Cristian Palmer.

Albada: a surprising way of rethinking Garnacha

Albada is a brand owned by Bodegas Virgen de la Sierra, a co-operative in Villaroya de la Sierra (Calatayud). Thanks to their particularly sensitive winemaker Manuel Castro, they have been rethinking their Garnacha.

We need to see how these single-vineyard wines will age, but for the moment they are wines that slip across your palate smoothly. The were worked in a manner that prevents the oxidation to which Garnacha is...