Top 100 pink wines of Cantabrie

Discover the top 100 best pink wines of Cantabrie as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the pink wines that are popular of Cantabrie and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Cantabrie

Cantabria is a small region on the northern coast of Spain, wedged between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay. Together with its neighbours, Asturias (to the west) and the Basque Country (to the east), this lush, mountainous region is affectionately known as España Verde, ("Green Spain"). Viticulture has not traditionally been important here, as the local soils are too fertile and the Climate too wet and windy for quality viticulture. The few wines that are produced tend to be low-alcohol, high-acid, bright-tasting white wines, similar to the txakoli of the Basque Country.

The region's most respected drinks are its tangy Sidra (cider) and orujo. The latter is a brandy distilled from GrapeMarc. Nevertheless, there are now two Vino de la Tierra (VT) titles in Cantabria: Liebana VT and Costa de Cantabria VT. Liebana is nestled in the southwest corner of the region, in a particular mesoclimate created by four valleys.

News from the vineyard of Cantabrie

UK wine harvest 2022: ‘Exceptional’ fruit excites producers

Optimism is high around the UK wine harvest in 2022, even if winemakers are generally reluctant to fully ‘call’ a vintage so early in the process. ‘So far quality has been excellent,’ said Simon Roberts, head winemaker at Ridgeview in Sussex, southern England. ‘We are heading for one of Ridgeview’s biggest harvests ever, possibly topping the record 2018 vintage. The fruit is tasting exceptional,’ he added. ‘Excitingly it looks like a particularly good year for Chardonnay.’ One of the ...

Decanter Wine Club Now Live

The Decanter Wine Club, launched in partnership with Wine Access, is now live. Be the first to secure a subscription to one of our excellent boxes of wine. We are launching with two special curations of Decanter Wines of the Year winners, each one scoring no less than 95 Decanter points. These are the panel tasting all-stars, the critic favourites whose ratings will send collectors clamouring. Available in two tiers for casual enthusiasts and oenophiles alike, choose from: Everyday Excellence an ...

San Luis Obispo Coast recognised as newest AVA

San Luis Obispo Coast was awarded on 9 March, 2022 by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The new AVA establishes a 97 kilometer-long strip along California that locals call SLO (slow) Coast, describing the Pacific Ocean’s influence on the area’s culture and lifestyle, terrain, and wines.  SLO Coast is located midway between two major California cities, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with Burgundy varieties making up a majority of San Luis Obispo Coast’s high-end wine pr ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Cantabrie