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Although it is always in the top three countries when it comes to wine production, Spain has never gotten the attention or acclaim that it's French and Italian counterparts received.  We are not happy simply accepting this as fact.  The wines of Spain are absolutely stunning, and come in as wide a range as you'd ever want.  Wild whites, beautiful bubbly, racy rosados, and robust reds are found thoughout the beautiful countryside of Spain.  Not only are they incredible experiences on their own, you know that the Spanish would never create wine that wouldn't go great with food - especially tapas.  Sure, some of the grape varieties and regions may seem odd, or even impossible to pronounce - but that's not the point.  Spanish winemakers want you to spend more time savouring the wines with your tastebuds, as opposed to worrying about how you will pronounce them.  Start with the two below, from renowned producer Rolland and Galarreta, and once you're finished trying them - let us know if you're still concerned with the way you say "roo-eh-duh", ""vur-day-ho", or "temp-rah-knee-yo".

 

Win a Dream Wine Trip for 2 to Spain!

Buy any participating Excellence Made in Spain wine between September 3rd - October 21st, 2018 and TEXT Spain to 393939 for your chance to win!
No purchase necessary. Open to residents of New Brunswick 19 years of age or older. Visit anbl.com/spain-rules for full contest rules and regulations. Draw date October 24th, 2018. No cash prize alternative. Prize value is estimated at $6,500.

 

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Best in Class

Grain to Glass

Rolland & Galarreta Rueda 750ml

Rolland & Galarreta Rueda 
750 ml
$27.99

100% Verdejo. Aromas of tropical fruits, followed by melon, mineral and floral aromas. Complex and intense, but crisp and round. Balanced acidity with a persistent finish. 

Region: Spain
Body: Medium
When to drink: Drink now or within 2-3 years
Food pairing: Rice pasta

 

Luis Canas Reserva 750ml

Luis Canas Reserva 
750 ml
$33.99

95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano. Aromas of red ripe fruits over as base of elegant balsamic. Volume, with well integrated tannins. Aged 18 months in French and American oak. 

Region: Spain
Body: Full
When to drink: Drink now or within 3-5 years
Food pairing: Roasted lamb

 

Pago de Cirsus Cuvée Especiale 750ml

Pago de Cirsus Cuvée Especiale 
750 ml
$35.99

40% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot, 30% Syrah. Aromas of delicate flowers and red berries. Red fruit notes and persistent showing good acidity with a long finish. Aged 12 months in French oak. 

Region: Spain
Body: Full
When to drink: Drink now or within 5-7 years
Food pairing: Cured Manchego 

 

Rolland & Galarreta Rioja 750ml

 

Rolland & Galarreta Rioja   
750 ml
$29.99

100% Tempranillo. Aromas of liquorice and fresh fruit of the Tempranillo variety with spicy hints. Fleshy, elegant and powerful. Soft tannins, velvety structure and long persistent finish. Aged 10 months in American oak.  

Region: Spain
Body: Full
When to drink: Drink now or within 3-5 years
Food pairing: Cured cheese

Rolland & Galarreta Rueda 750ml

Rolland & Galarreta Ribera 
750 ml
$32.99

85% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot. Aromas of cinnamon, spices, lavender, and black cherry. Smooth-textured, and well balanced. Silky tannins with good structure, and excellent depth. Aged 10 months in French oak. 

Region: Spain
Body: Full
When to drink: Drink now or within 3-5 years
Food pairing: Beef stew

 

Cair Crianza 750ml

Cair Crianza   
750 ml
$39.99

100% Tempranillo. Aromas of fine wood, leather, cigar box, dark chocolate and fruit combined with sweet tannins to produce a beautifully balanced and elegant wine. Good balance. Aged 14 months in French and American oak. 

Region: Spain
Body: Full
When to drink: Drink now or within 3-5 years
Food pairing: Calamari

 

Finca Sobreño Crianza 750ml

Finca Sobreño Crianza   
750 ml
$24.99

100% Tinta de Toro. Aromas of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak Balsamic and spicy undertones. Aged 6 months in American oak.  

Region: Spain
Body: Medium
When to drink: Drink now or within 3-5 years
Food pairing: Seafood pasta

 

Gorka Izagirre 750ml

Gorka Izagirre  
750 ml
$26.99

50% Hondarrabi Zuri, 50% Hondarrabi Zerratia. Intense aromas of fresh apple and balsamic wraped with touches of Linden flower, and subtle hints of citrus. Perfectly integrated acidity, with a slight bitter taste. Very lively with body, long lasting finish. 

Region: Spain
Body: Medium
When to drink: Drink now or within 2-3 years
Food pairing: Tuna stuffed peppers