Spanish red wine dominates production in sunny Spain, but Spanish white and rose wines are also real palate pleasers, especially on warm days. Spanish red wines are mainly produced in Priorat, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. You can find everything from great everyday wines with a good price-performance ratio to very high-quality top wines. Among the Spanish red wines, Tempranillo, Monastrell, Menacia and Garnacha dominate. Here is a small overview:
Tempranillo - Probably the best-known and most widely cultivated Spanish red wine variety - and THE Rioja grape. Ylirum from Vega Demara is made from 100% Tempranillo and is one of our Vinatis' customers' favourites.
Monastrell - A grape variety with a late ripening period and rich yields. It is suitable for cultivation both inland and on the coast. A real all-rounder.
Menacia - At home in the northwest of Spain, this grape variety is becoming increasingly popular.
Garnacha - This grape variety is often found in the wines of the Denominacion de Origen, DO for short. The excellent quality of the grapes finds its way into the glass.