There will always be wine where there is tapas! Wine is as important as olive oil and Iberian ham in Spanish cuisine. Travel from one side of the country to another and you’ll find vineyards nearly everywhere.
Spain is the largest wine producing country in the world in terms of the sheer area cultivated, with 1,200,000 hectares of vineyards, and the third largest in terms of volumes of wine produced. The average farmland is 3.3 hectares, with the smallest farms found in Galicia and the largest found in Murcia. The four regions of Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, and Catalonia account for more than 70% of the Spanish vineyard.
A wide variety of Spanish wines can be found due to the variations in the climate: fresh and fragrant rosés, powerful and fruity reds, but also sweet wines and sparkling wines such as cava. The main grape varieties are considered international references, such as Tempranillo, the emblematic grape from La Rioja, the Airen, an exclusive white grape from Castilla-La-Mancha, Albariño from Galicia, Grenache from Aragon and Palomino and Pedro Ximénes for sherry.
04260 Rioja, Almería, Espagne
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Learn more about Spanish on the road from Seville to Granada in Andalucía.
Amateurs or scholars, discover the secrets of the best Spanish white and red wines: blending, biodynamic winemaking, certified organic wine and the iconic Tempranillo from the Rioja region.
This 7-day tour can ideally be added to tailor-made holiday in Spain, combining a Sevilla and Granada with a few days in La Rioja – a great way to wider your horizons and discover new flavors while exploring Spain’s wine heritage.
Tempranillo: this single word evokes Spain, and especially the region of Rioja. Other classic grape varieties, such as Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon, are closely associated with one region (Burgundy and Bordeaux), but Tempranillo remains quintessentially Spanish.
Tempranillo and Pinot Noir are often compared, perhaps because they share a certain finesse. People often argue that Tempranillo is originally from Burgundy, but it is not true. This grape is pure Spanish, originally grown in the Middle Age, somewhere between the regions of la Rioja and Aragon. It comes from a natural cross between Albillo, a white grape from Ribera del Duero, and Benedicto, an endangered red grape of Aragon.
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