Top 100 red wines of Cantabrie

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Cantabrie as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red 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

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Péronne

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Péronne, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are availablein French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter: ...

Vinexpo Paris to host wine and climate change talk

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, running from 14 to 16 February, will host a discussion on climate change as part of series of roundtable ‘wine talks’ at the show. Decanter contributor and international consultant Rupert Joy will moderate the discussion on ‘making wine in a changing climate’, to be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday 15 February, in Hall Six. Members of the panel include: Pau Roca Blaso – director general of the International Organisation of Vine & Wine Jeremy Cukierman MW – dire ...

Cream of the Crop Auction: the drinks industry comes together ahead of the festive season

The Drinks Trust has partnered with Whisky.Auction to host its first annual auction, with all proceeds used to fund the different projects through which the charity supports the UK hospitality sector. The Drinks Trust is a community organisation for the drinks industry, offering educational, institutional, and peer-to-peer support to the sector’s professionals. It also provides wellbeing and financial assistance in challenging times, such as those the industry is currently facing.  In 2020 alone ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Cantabrie