Red wine

The climate of Spain is an essential element in the creation of some stunning wines. Everyone has heard of Rioja the quintessential Spanish nectar and it well deserves the world wide accolades it has received over the years. If you are a wine enthusiast like me you will certainly savour the powerful fruitiness and the wonderful aromas of these tasty red wines. Here is a selection from some well known producers:-

Campo Viejo has an enormous winery near Logrono and is the largest Rioja producer. The company claims to have 50,000 oak barrels for ageing the wines. It is a blend of predominantly Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo. Following a year in barrel it is aged for 6 months in the bottle before it is available for sale. Price guide £6.99