Spanje - Rioja
Spanish wines are doing very well worldwide. There is hardly anyone who turns a face at the idea of a Spanish wine. Without a doubt, this has to do with tradition. Spain produces an incredible amount of wine, from north to south and from east to west. Vineyards can be found almost all over the country. Spain owes this to its fantastic climate. It is wonderfully warm, the sun likes to shine, the nights are not too cold and the soil is usually fertile.
The best wines are made from grapes grown on high-altitude vineyards (higher than 500 meters above sea level) and come from the area we find north of Madrid, mainly Galicia and Catalonia. It is striking that Spain produces much less wine than other countries. It still concerns millions of liters, but Spanish wines are strongly in the minority compared to, for example, French wines. The Spanish make up for the lack of volume with the exceptional quality of their Spanish wine. The better Spanish wines include the Toro, the Valdeorras, the Rioja and the Navarra. When it comes to grapes, there is one that produces such good Spanish wine that it stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of reputation: the tempranillo. This blue grape is the pre-eminent symbol of Spanish wines and time and time again produces a fresh wine with a clear structure. The grape goes by many names, including tinto fino, cencibel, tinto del país, tinto de Toro and Tinto de Madrid. If you see a Spanish wine with this grape, don't let it pass you by untouched. At Gran Cruwines we have an unprecedented range of Spanish wines from every price range - from the cult wines such as Vega Sicilia, Pingus, Clos Mogador Remirez de ganuza to the attractive Arzuaga, Pujanza, Abadia Retuerte and wines from Heras Cordon. More than 250 wineries from Spain can be found at Grandcruwijnen and we have all wines in stock and deliver them within 24 hours.