Wine is a very popular alcoholic beverage made with the fermented juice of grapes. In Spain there are more than 400 grape varieties, but 80% of the country’s wine production is from only 20 grapes (e.g Tempranillo for red, Airen for white, Xarello for cava). All regions of Spain produce wine, in fact 15.5% of the world vineyards are there, making this country the number one in the world in terms of area covered by vineyards. Spain is also the third largest wine producer in the world, after France and Italy; moreover it’s the top wine exporter in the world.
Because of its wide range of grape varities Spanish wines come in different tastes and ages. In Rioja and Ribera Del Duero, two of the most well-known wine producing regions, there are four classifications that determine the age of a bottle of wine. If the label says “Joven”, it is a young wine that hasn’t been aged during production. “Crianza” has been aged for 24 months, with at least 12 months in oak. “Reserva” has been aged 36 months, with at least 12 months in oak and “Gran Reserva” has been aged for 60 months with at least 24 months in oak.
Spanish wine and why to choose it? Spain has over over 1.17 million hectares planted for wine production, it makes country the most widely planted wine producing nation in the world, and the third world-largest producer (with France and Italy ahead). Some of the most well-known wine regions of Spain are Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Navarra, Penedés, Rueda, Rias Baixas, Jeréz, & Castilla La Mancha. Main sorts of grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Tinto de Toro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mencia (for red wine) and Verdejo, Albarino, Godello, Palomino, Airen, Viura Txakolina (for the wite wines).
One of the parthers of Iberica Export in wine selling, is Empordàlia - a winery, that was founded in 1947, and possess a perfect set of skills and experience, which is necessary to produce unique wines and olive oils - and they have been doing it for generations. Commitment of Empordalia is quite simple - it's a combination of tradition and quality in every bottle. Empordalia - is a big family, that works hard the vinyards just as there grandparents and great-grandparents, with respect for the land, true to our values, and carrying forward the tradition, for the benefit of future generations.details
Marques de Teran - a winery, founded in 2005 and located in Ollauri, in ''Rioja Alta'' - probably, the most famous wine region in the country. Brand controls over 80 hectares of vineyards in the area, where are the site climate is exceptional for wine production. From one hand - due to singular geography and orientation of the vines, and on the other hand, - the surrounding of Mediterranean and Atlantic combined in a perfect harmony of the ideal climate of growing grapes. The vines are quite old and produce low yields, thereby providing top-quality grapes. Marqués de Terán uses the typical grape varieties from the Rioja wine region in order to produce the best wines, these are: Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Mazuelo, but the Tempranillo grape is always the predominant variety.details
In the Quintanilla de Onesimo, in a province of Valladolid lays a famous winery of Ribón family - where a high quality red wine has been cultivated for centuries. The traditions of Ribón - quality wind and care for land didn't change for few generations. The careful selection of the grapes and a thought-out process of elaboration - are the main features of this high quality wine producer.details
Castillo de Monjardin is a large and a recognized winery, total of 220 Ha, aged with vineyards of 15, 30 and 70 years old. The winery located in the northwest of province of Navarra, in the foothills of the Pyrenées, and not far from the French border. The proximity and historic cultural links to France provide a winemaking tradition based on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, distinct from the rest of Spain. Monjardín also makes good use of Garnacha and Tempranillo grapes, - that are fresh and fruit forward reds.details
Amezola - is a winery, which belongs to the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin - which is, basically, a trademark, a quality sign, confirming the wine to be one of the finest (as Rioja - considered one of the most famous wine land productions in the world). Winery located in the foothils of Sierra de Cantabria, in the wine area called ''Rioja Alta'' (High Rioja). The Atlantic climate softened by the Cantabrian Mountain range, which creates a natural barrier that separates the vineyards from the cold northern winds, and stimulates the perfect fruit rippening. The type of soil is clayey and liming, with a high accidity and an intense colour, perfect for for the ageing in barrels.details
Don Jacobo by Bodegas Coral - another partner of Iberica Export, and is also located in the center of Rioja (particularly in Rioja Alta), just a few km from Logrono - a so-called ''capital'' of this wine region. Bodegas Corral owns about 40hectares of wineyards. Personal and total control over the quality and selection of the best grapes, grown in Rioja Alta - is an important step to produce great wines with originality and of supreme quality, characterised by modern and fruity style. It is achieved by a combination of perfcet balance between the rich fruit and the contribution of delicate vanilla oak. The vineyards of Bodegas Corral form an important part of operations, enabling to control the proportions of different grape varieties and to guarantee the correct treatment and cultivation of the vines.details