(most wines from Spain come under the country's Denominación de Origen
regulatory boards), value
(a low cost base and lots of land under vine) and some really eye-catching labels
(not to mention names, eh Mad Hairy Fella
?) are significant contributors to their popularity, but so too is the huge variety
of grapes and palate-seducing styles on offer.
For those that want to go beyond Rioja, we've put together a discovery case to give you a sense of Spain's amazing quality and diversity. The reds feature grapes like Mencia, Monstrell and Graciano, from regions such as Madrid, Jumilla and Yecla; the whites feature Verdejo, Godello and Albarino from the likes of Navarra, Monterrei and Rias Baixas.
The case contains:
1 x Gordo (Yecla, Spain) RRP €16.99
1 x Marionette (Jumilla, Spain) RRP €14.99
1 x Merayo Mencia (Bierzo, Spain) RRP €14.99
1 x Flaco Tempranillo (Madrid, Spain) RRP €12.99
1 x El Primero Graciano-Garnacha (Navarra, Spain) RRP €11.99
1 x Legado Munoz Garnacha (Castilla, Spain) RRP €11.99
And six whites:
1 x Abadia do Seixo Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) RRP €15.99
1 x Lagar da Xestosa Godello (Monterrei, Spain) RRP €15.99
1 x Castelo de Medina Sauvignon Blanc (Rueda, Spain) RRP €14.99
1 x Castelo Rueda Verdejo (Rueda, Spain) RRP €13.99
1 x Latido de Sara Garnacha Blanca (Navarra, Spain) RRP €12.49
1 x Marques de Puerta Vella Macabeo (Carinena, Spain) RRP €10.99
Price delivered is just €130 for the twelve, saving you €38.38 on the normal combined RRPs. Pan comido! (that's easy peasy in Spanish).