The best wines of Spain

Discover the best wines of Spain as well as the best winemakers of Spain and estates of Spain to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Spain and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Spain by region

Looking for a good wine of Spain among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Spain. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Spain with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Spain

Red wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef marengo "my mom" style, traditional lamb couscous (from algeria) or duck leg confit in cider.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Spain

On the nose the red wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of iron, menthol or black plum and sometimes also flavors of star anise, balsamic or black olive. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Spain. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Spain

  • 1950 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1942 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.79/5
  • 1962 With an average score of 4.79/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.79/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Spain

  • Tempranillo
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tinta de toro
  • Tinto Fino
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Monastrell

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Spain.

Discovering the wine region of Spain

Spain is a land of breathtaking scenery, colourful history and a Deep and Complex culture in which wine has Long played an important role. Grapes have been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since at least 3000 BC, although it wasn't until 1000 BC that viticulture really began here - a skill brought by Phoenician traders from the eastern Mediterranean. Today, Spain is home to more vineyards than any other country in the world, and its national wine production is exceeded only by France and Italy. All of Spain's seventeen administrative regions (communidades autónomas) produce wine to some degree, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

The greatest concentration of vineyards is in Castilla-La Mancha, but the finest and most famous wines come from Galicia (Rias Baixas), Catalonia (Cava and Priorat), Andalusia (Sherry), Castilla y León (Rueda, Toro and Ribera del Duero) and of course Rioja. Geography and Climate together play a fundamental role in defining the many styles of Spanish wines. From cool Green Galicia and the snowy Pyrenees in the North, through the parched Central plateau, to sunny sandy Andalusia in the South, the Spanish landscape is very varied. The country spans seven degrees of latitude (36°N to 43°N), leaving 500 miles (800 km) between its Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.

Between these two very different coasts are various mountain ranges, each of which has a particular effect on the local landscape and climate. The Cordillera Cantábrica, for example, creates dramatic contrasts between the lush green land on its northern, Atlantic side and the Dry, dusty Castile and Leon on its southern, inland side. Among the mountain peaks and plateaus rise the rivers on which so many of Spain's vineyards depend. These are important not only as an indispensable source of water, but also because of their impact on local soils and mesoclimates.

Great white wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Spain

White wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, appetizers and snacks or lean fish such as recipes of monkfish in foil, christmas boots in knacki or the thieboudienne (senegal).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Spain

On the nose the white wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of cream, grass or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of caramel, grapefruit or smoke. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Spain. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Spain

  • 2001 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1986 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.55/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.45/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Spain

  • Albariño
  • Viura
  • Malvasia
  • Torrontés
  • Loureiro
  • Treixadura

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Spain.

Discover the grape variety: Albarino

It is a Spanish variety, in Galicia to be precise, with its cradle in the Rias Baixas area, around Pontevedra and up to Orense. It would be a close relative of the Loureiro. Widely cultivated in Portugal, ... in France, it is registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A1.

Great sparkling wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Spain

Sparkling wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, appetizers and snacks or lean fish such as recipes of hake with small shrimps for cookeo, zakouski: russian appetizer or very simple fish with fresh pasta.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Spain

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, almonds or yellow plum and sometimes also flavors of pastry, pineapple or quince. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Spain. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Spain

  • 1999 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1987 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.37/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Spain

  • Xarel-lo
  • Macabeo
  • Parellada
  • Chardonnay
  • Montonico Bianco
  • Sumoll

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Spain.

The word of the wine: Stripped

Said of a wine that is generally too old and has lost its colour, volume and power.

Great pink wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Spain

Pink wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of braciola (southern italy), pumpkin parmentier hash or beef stew.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Spain

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, lychee or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, mango or citrus.

The best vintages in pink wine of Spain

  • 1997 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.39/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Spain

  • Tempranillo
  • Garnacha
  • Hondarrabi Zuri
  • Grenache
  • Pinot Noir
  • Callet

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Spain.

Discover the grape variety: Caino blanco

Natural intraspecific crossing probably between the albarino and the sousão - synonyms black amaral, caino bravo, ... -. It should not be confused with the fernao pires as they both have the same synonym alvarinhao. It can be found in the northwest of Spain and in Portugal, more precisely in the Vinhos Verdes region, ... in France it is totally unknown.

Great sweet wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Spain

Sweet wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of authentic bolognese sauce (ragù di carne), leg of lamb with crust or leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Spain

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, tree fruit or elderflower and sometimes also flavors of mango, lychee or non oak. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Spain. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Spain

  • 1987 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.53/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.34/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Spain

  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Garnacha
  • Monastrell
  • Malvasia
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Spain.

The word of the wine: Castle

A term often used to designate wineries, even if they do not have a real castle.

Great natural sweet wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Spain

Natural sweet wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts, blue cheese or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of apple pie, tomato and roquefort tart or epoisses fondue (cheese).

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Spain

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, dark chocolate or cheese and sometimes also flavors of mint, salt or clove. In the mouth the natural sweet wine of the region of Spain. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Spain

  • 1918 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1965 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1946 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1931 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1929 With an average score of 4.80/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Spain

  • Pedro Ximenez
  • Palomino
  • Moscatel

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Spain

A wine route planned in the region of Spain? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Spain.

Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great unknow wines of Spain

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Spain

Unknow wines from the region of Spain go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of unknow wine of Spain

On the nose the unknow wine of the region of Spain. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit.

News from the vineyard of Spain

Proposal to grant Rioja Alavesa wineries greater autonomy withdrawn

Last week, Basque National Party (PNV) spokesperson Aitor Esteban announced the withdrawal of a bill that, if passed, would have granted Basque winemakers of the Rioja Alavesa region greater autonomy. A proposal to establish a breakout Viñedos de Álava DO for Rioja’s Basque enclave was originally launched in 2016 by the Association of Rioja Alavesa Producers (ABRA), which represents over 100 local wineries. While a number of Basque producers continue to battle for the creation of an entirely sep ...

Leading wine families award business prize to Europe’s oldest luthier

At a lunch in Brussels, the 2021 PFV ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize was presented to Jan Strick and his son Matthijs of Maison Bernard, who triumphed over more than 100 applicants from around the world to win the €100,000 (£84,000) award. ‘Selection was difficult,’ said Matthieu Perrin, president of the PFV, ‘but ultimately the jury felt that Maison Bernard is a brilliant example of exquisite handicraft and the maintenance of an ancient artisanal tradition in family hands, exactly as we fight ...

Sale of six-litre DRC wine ‘rescinded’ amid counterfeit concerns

Acker announced in September that it had sold a six-litre bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s (DRC) ‘Romanée-Conti’ 2002 at a Hong Kong auction for nearly HK$3.1m (US$398,400). However, it’s understood that the sale of the bottle was subsequently cancelled. Doubts about the wine’s authenticity have been raised by lawyer and wine fraud expert Don Cornwell on the Wine Beserkers website. He also expressed concerns about another wine, a six-litre bottle of DRC Romanée-Conti 2000, which was origi ...