Discovering Spanish wines
When we talk about historical regions about the wine production, we always refer to France and Italy, without mentioning Spain. Nevertheless, this nation has an incredible history and wines that their wines are as good as the French and/or Italians. The two most famous Spanish wines are, with any doubt, Cava the same thing as Champagne, and red wine Rioja.
Here, we talk about 5 more wines, to try if you are there:
Spanish Wines: Albariño
This dry and sparkling wine is the most popular white wine in Spain and remind Pinot Grigio. Its sour aftertaste makes it perfect to be served cool during summer and it can be perfectly paired with several foods.
Spanish wines: Verdejo
Verdejo is a wine that reminds our Sauvignon Blanc that is produced with grapes coming from North Africa. It creates a well-structured wine, fresh, perfect with fish.
Spanish wine: Txakolina
The right production of this white wine produced in the Basque Country is chock-oh-LEE-nah and it is a light, refreshing and slightly frizzy wine, perfect for aperitif.
Spanish Wine: Priorat
Priorat is one of the most prestigious wine regions of Spain. This wines are produced with grapes coming from the wine variety Grenache, that create a well structured wine, with a great body that can reach an alcoholic percentage as 15%.
Spanish wines: Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero is a Spanish wine produced in the area of the Douro Valley (Castile and Leon) and it boasts a DOC certification (Denominazione di Origine controllata).
Wines produced with this denomination are well structured, rich, matures wines, with a fruity aftertaste that can be perfectly paired with red meats.
Article adapted from www.winepair.com