Spanish Wines

Ribera del Duero: Dominio del Soto, Pagos d’Anguix

by  |  08-05-2024

This is an interesting selection of wines from DO Ribera del Duero. First are the wines of Dominio del Soto. This is a winery owned by Northern Rhône biggie, M. Chapoutier. Because of the recent... more »

Domaine Lafage, Roussillon, France

by  |  26-04-2024

These are a selection of the current releases from Domaine Lafage, one of the motors that makes the Roussillon region go. And note that they’ve been ‘retconned’ back into the larger Roussillon report that came... more »

Bodega Laus 2023s, DO Somontano, Spain

by  |  18-04-2024

Here are the current releases for Bodegas Laus, a winery which I was first introduced to for the last DO Somontano report. While they have one aged, ‘Crianza’ wine, the main speciality of the winery... more »

Bulgariana & Rough Day, Bulgaria

by  |  28-03-2024

A couple of years back I was sent some samples from a project in Bulgaria that’s making wine directly for the US market. I even featured their rosé as it was quite enjoyable and made... more »

Alicia i Josep Viticultors, Priorat, Catalunya

by  |  26-01-2024

These are two new wines from Alicia i Josep Viticultors, a couple who started producing wines from a plot they purchased in the village of Porrera in Priorat and have expanded since then. While their... more »

Cavas, Catalunya

by  |  19-01-2024

Here we have a series of DO Cava wines that didn’t make it into the main sparkling wine report at the end of 2023 as they arrived after that lengthy report (which included all the... more »

Bodegas Alvia Gran Reservas, Rioja, Spain

by  |  21-12-2023

Bodegas Alvia I got to know quite well when researching the previous Rioja Garnacha report as well as the Tempranillo Blanco report as they work with both of them. Here we find wines that are... more »

Hispano-Suizas, València, Spain

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Here’s a selection from Hispano-Suizas who are producing wines just outside the village of El Pontón and allows them to bounce between producing primarily in DO Utiel-Requena as well as DO Valencia and DO Cava.... more »

Marqués de Griñón, Dominio de Valdepusa, Spain

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This represents a tasting of what seems to be most of the portfolio for Marqués de Griñón who are located right in the center of Spain, halfway between Madrid and Toledo. While this forms this... more »

Mastinell, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  19-12-2023

When requesting wines for the large sparkling wine report, the winery, Mastinell sent in bottles for the Cava portion but also some still wine samples classified under DO Penedès. People who have been to the... more »