Food • December 13, 2016
Taste and Sip Through Spain
From Catalunya in the north to Andalusia in the south to Galicia in the west and the Balearic Islands in the east, Spain has one of the world’s most expansive wine cultures. Here are three of those wines, all from native Spanish grapes, that reflect the enormous wine diversity of the country.
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- Galician Albariňo: Located in the Northwest of Spain on the Atlantic coast, Galicia is a lively, verdant region. Famous for its delicious, fresh seafood and Albariňo wines, this white varietal is soaring in popularity. Pair the crisp and floral Senda Verde Albariño 2015 D.O. Rias Baixas (SRP $14)with seafood like a traditional plate of Galician octopus and potatoes.
- Catalonian Garnacha: Towards the French border, Catalunya is famous for its pintxos (tapas) culture. Some of the region’s most famous pintxos include prawn and bacon brochette, chorizo and cured meats. A Garnacha like the Clos Berenguer del Molar ‘Clos de Tafall’ 2013 Priorat DOC (SRP $25) pairs perfectly with a variety of cured meats.
- Castilla y León Tempranillo: Known for its beauty and rich history, Castilla y León is home to some of the country’s most renown reds. To balance the bold flavors of a Tempranillo like the Bodegas Age Siglo Crianza 2012 Rioja (SRP $15), roast lamb and suckling pig are popular regional dishes.