Spanish Red Wine and its Flavours
Your holiday in Spain has come to an end, but the taste of the seductive sweet red wine you had at the bodega is unforgettable. But there's no need to fret: At Vinello you can buy red wine from Spain online - and then throw a party and share this culinary pleasure with your friends!
The flavours of Spanish red wine are as fundamentally diverse as mankind itself. A top class sweet red wine has an entirely different character than a dry quality wine, which is one explanation for the diverse flavours of Spanish red wines. Sometimes woody and spicy notes are dominant, and other wines may taste bold, fruity or even lightly acidic.
At our online wine shop, you can also buy Spanish red wine with very refined aromas. For a romantic evening with Spanish red wine, our selection includes:
- medium dry red wine from the best wine growing regions in Spain
- fruity-sweet red Spanish vin du pays
- sweet red wines
- quality red wine from Spanish vintners
- specialty wine accessories for wine lovers.
And believe us – Spanish red wine is even better enjoyed by two. In the garden by romantic candlelight, on the balcony or even in the bedroom. Sweet red wine from Spain entices the senses and awakens the desire for more!
Spanish Red Wine Varieties
The Spanish wine growing regions offer the best possible growing conditions in order for plump and juicy grapes to ripen. They are even a delicacy enjoyed right off the vine. The following grape varieties are represented in the Rioja wine growing region:
Connoisseurs love to buy Spanish red wines such as the famous Rioja wine, and the red 'Merlot Reserva DO Pendes 2012' from the Catalonian wine growing region is also very popular. It is fresh, fruity and fragrant. You can buy these and many other renowned wines from Spain from our online wine shop and then just relax and enjoy them at home!
The Quality Classification of Spanish Red Wine
Are you looking to buy DOP red wine from Spain? Congratulations, you've made a great choice! In 2009, the EU wine marketing regulations introduced a standard quality classification system for red and white wines produced in the European Union. Since then, the following quality levels have applied to Spanish wines:
- DOP (Denominación de Origen Protegida)
- IGP (Indicación Geográfica Protegida)
- and Vino (formerly Vino de Mesa)
DOP quality red wines also undergo additional sensory testing. Spanish vintners are, however, permitted to state the previous quality designations DO and DOCa on their labels, as long as such Spanish red wines fulfil all of the obligatory criteria.
You can buy first class Spanish red wine from strictly controlled wine growing regions from us online. We say only: El placer puro!
Red Wine from Spain: The Best Vintages
What are the best vintages for red wine from Spain? Or let's ask the question a bit differently: Is there any vintage at all that hasn't brought forth an excellent Spanish wine? 1994 was once considered the 'Vintage of the Century' in the wine growing history of Rioja. The Gran Reserva from 1995, however, is held in much higher esteem. Insiders speak of a red wine from Spain with exceptional drinkability. 2008 was also a good vintage – after all it brought forth the exquisite dry red wine Rioja Gran Reserva Epulum. This excellent vintage red wine from Spain has a seductively bold, dark red colour. It has a tangy flavour, is wonderfully aromatic and has an impressively pleasant woody note.
Raise your glasses to Spanish red wine!
This divine nectar deserves to be served in style. Tall red wine glasses are the very best for serving Spain's top red wines. In order for the aromas to be able to develop completely while retaining their characteristics, we recommend a pleasant drinking temperature. Laypersons call this 'room temperature', but that really means between approximately 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. And what pairs well with an intensive red wine from Spain? Hearty dishes, roasts, pizza, pasta, grilled steaks and – of course - tapas! Do you prefer fish? Then you really should avoid a tannin-rich red wine. But there's no reason why you shouldn't enjoy a fruity red wine from Spain with a low tannin content along with fish dishes.
Buying Spanish Red Wine from Vinello
Vinello – your wine merchant in Dresden – invites you to embark on an inspiring 'wine journey'. Along with exquisite red wines from Spain, our online wine shop also offers you a large selection of regional and international wines with our exclusive cork guarantee. We take time for wine lovers and are here to give you professional consultation and advice. Our experienced sommeliers are always happy to pass on their knowledge to you over the phone so that your red wine is sure to be a true flavour experience for the palate. Enjoy Spain's red wines and delicious tapas, and experience la vida dulce with Vinello!