Spain is a land of many cultures and dialects, and nowhere is this more evident than when you travel through northwest and far north central Spain.
In the far northwest corner (just north of the Portugal border), “Green Spain” is the home of the now popular Albarino grape, grown mostly in the Rias Biaxas region. This cool and lush countryside is a challenge for grape growers, due to the high humidity and rainfall of the region. A fascinating little region near Rias Baixas is Valdeorras, making wine from the Godello and Mencia grapes.
Across the northern edge of Spain lies the Basque region, an area with a culture, cuisine, language, and wine style all to themselves. These are wines we love at The Wine Company, for their distinctiveness shows a pride we can relate to. (And we have proven the theory that the Txakoli of the region is one of the best wines around for oysters).
Dipping back into the Northwest corner, Rueda continues its upward trend in Verdejo based wines, while the neighboring region of Toro is becoming famous of Tempranillo based gems. Last but not least, the commanding wines of Ribera del Duero are vying for the spotlight with Rioja as arguably the greatest wines of Spain. These Tempranillo based superstars are some of the most impressive wines in our portfolio.
Ribera del Duero
Dominio de Atauta
Castilla y Léon (including Rueda and Toro)
Real Compania de Vinhos
Teso La Monja
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