We think the red color on Spain's flag must represent a passion for great red wine! Dozens of recognized wine regions produce an amazing variety of wines, and over the last 30 years, winemakers have harnessed this bounty and focused on making very good red wines.
With an experienced wine taster as our guide, we selected these six delicious wines as our favorite everyday reds. From sumptuous Garnachas to powerful Tinta de Toros, you will enjoy every sip of this tour through Spain's wine regions.
Serve one of Spain's delicious red wines for wine and cheese tastings or as a great red for dinner. Each sampler comes with tasting notes plus a chrome shell wine stopper.
The following wines are included in this sampler:
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon/Garnacha/Merlot/Mazuelo
If your bocadillo sandwich could invite a friend to dinner, it would be Dinarells Negre. Velvety garnet red with aromas of forest fruits, this wine from Costa Brava has stories to share. An eminently drinkable table wine, Dinarells Negre also pairs well with dry-cured chorizos and an array of cured Spanish cheeses. Give your sandwich a social life with this lovely red.
LAR DE PAULA MADURADO
Think all Tempranillos taste the same? Let the Meruelo family challenge your expectations with this fresh, nuanced red wine vintage from grapes grown in the privileged micro-climate of Rioja Alavesa, south of the Basque region. After six months in oak, you’ll taste the mature plum, cherries and hints of dried herbs. The Lar de Paula is the perfect dance partner to slices of aged Manchego, grilled meats and traditional cocidos from Spain.
Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the town of Lagüarres, you’ll find the Secastille vineyards. The 100% old Garnacha vines are exposed to temperature extremes resulting in a thoughtful, earthy red. This fresh wine is an ideal mate to a tasty array of tapas from Spain. Enjoy with a slice of Galician bread drizzled with olive oil and slivers of jamón.
Close your eyes and let a sip of this red wine transport you to the vineyards of Bodegas Fernandez in Jumilla, Spain, where these grapes grow alongside almond trees and olive groves. Drinkable on its own with notes of fresh blackberries, nutmeg and cloves, or happily paired with a grilled Ibérico steak, the ruby red of this Monastrell will bring color and spice to your favorite gatherings.
BURO DE PEÑALOSA
Region: Ribera del Duero
Mingle the heady flavors of plums and blackberries with a nuance of espresso and you’ve met Buro de Peñalosa. This lovely Tempranillo is aged in oak and hails from the acclaimed wine region of Ribera del Duero. Partner with a chocolate covered fig and you have a match made in heaven. The spicy finish also works beautifully with cured meats and aged cheeses. Salud!
ABELIS CARTHAGO LUI SELECTION
Composition: Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
Lui, Lui – a deeply purple Tempranillo with hints of dark chocolate, spice, black fruit and wood smoke. A rib-eye, grilled kebab, or rack of lamb would be well placed alongside a glass of Lui. Made with grapes grown on a family vineyard along the banks of the River Duero, this saucy, full-bodied red is true to its Toro roots.
NOTE: Orders containing wine require an adult signature upon delivery. There is an adult signature charge for any order containing wine of approximately $4.25.