Spanish Red Wines

We are actively beginning to specialise in boutique Spanish red wines and are working with some fantastic artisan wineries, importing their handcrafted wines into the UK for our customers. All these wines are tiny production, some just a couple of thousand bottles per year, made by passionate families. They’re generally from family farms handed down from generation to generation, and the wines are still made the same way using traditional methods, with some modern improvements.

These Spanish red wines are low sulphite and great tasting, a very healthy lifestyle choice. They’re also great value for money.

Malcaracter Organic Ribera del Duero

A great artisan Ribera del Duero Tempranillo from vineyards at altitude, hand farmed and handcrafted in tiny quantities. Indigenous yeasts are used and the wine is produced organically using sustainable farming practices. It is aged for six months in barrel.

Lovely cherry flavours, soft and smooth with medium body. Good natural acidity from the altitude bringing all the elements of the wine together in harmony – natural acidity, gentle oak and delicious flavours, all in a very natural style.

 

Free Sulphur : 35
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.00

Malcaracter Organic Ribera del Duero

A great artisan Ribera del Duero Tempranillo from vineyards at altitude, hand farmed and handcrafted in tiny quantities. Indigenous yeasts are used and the wine is produced organically using sustainable farming practices. It is aged for six months in barrel.

Lovely cherry flavours, soft and smooth with medium body. Good natural acidity from the altitude bringing all the elements of the wine together in harmony – natural acidity, gentle oak and delicious flavours, all in a very natural style.

 

Free Sulphur : 35
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.00

Malcaracter Ltd

Fantastic organic Ribera del Duero from this tiny artisan winery producing only 20,000 bottles per year across their three wines. This Ltd is their rarest wine, aged for 12 months in barrica.

Free Sulphur : 31
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£22.00

Malcaracter Ltd

Fantastic organic Ribera del Duero from this tiny artisan winery producing only 20,000 bottles per year across their three wines. This Ltd is their rarest wine, aged for 12 months in barrica.

Free Sulphur : 31
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£22.00

Fe Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

This is the third red from Bodega Vagal, first vintage just released. Biodynamically farmed and organically certified.

It’s¬†a fantastic wine produced at altitude (940 metres) so plenty of¬†fresh acidity. It spent four months in oak.

Tasting notes to follow.

Free Sulphur : 16
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.00

Fe Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

This is the third red from Bodega Vagal, first vintage just released. Biodynamically farmed and organically certified.

It’s¬†a fantastic wine produced at altitude (940 metres) so plenty of¬†fresh acidity. It spent four months in oak.

Tasting notes to follow.

Free Sulphur : 16
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.00

Cuvee Joana Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

Bodega Vagal is a tiny artisan winery practising biodynamic methods (pending certification) roughly midway between Madrid and Logrono at altitude. They only make three¬†wines and this Cuvee Joana is excellent. In fact I’d go further and say definitely try a bottle as it is something special. Beautifully made with power, grace and purity.

Free Sulphur : 17
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£22.99

Cuvee Joana Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

Bodega Vagal is a tiny artisan winery practising biodynamic methods (pending certification) roughly midway between Madrid and Logrono at altitude. They only make three¬†wines and this Cuvee Joana is excellent. In fact I’d go further and say definitely try a bottle as it is something special. Beautifully made with power, grace and purity.

Free Sulphur : 17
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£22.99

Paraje Tornel Bobal Dominio del la Vega

Bobal once again, this “Paraje Tornel” was aged in oak for 12 months.

This is excellent wine and has won some serious awards over the years including Platinum from Decanter and James Suckling rating it the Best Bobal in Spain.
No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£14.99

Paraje Tornel Bobal Dominio del la Vega

Bobal once again, this “Paraje Tornel” was aged in oak for 12 months.

This is excellent wine and has won some serious awards over the years including Platinum from Decanter and James Suckling rating it the Best Bobal in Spain.
No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£14.99

Bobal en Calma Dominio del la Vega

Bobal en Calma is from the Bobal grape (obviously), hand harvested and after fermentation aged in Barricas for nine months.

Assorted red and balck fruit flavours with a little vanilla and spice.

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Bobal en Calma Dominio del la Vega

Bobal en Calma is from the Bobal grape (obviously), hand harvested and after fermentation aged in Barricas for nine months.

Assorted red and balck fruit flavours with a little vanilla and spice.

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Tinto de Abel Organic Dominio del la Vega

Tinto de Abel is an organic red made from the Bobal grape, hand harvested and lightly pressed.

Soft and fruity, easy drinking, gentle tannins. Very enjoyable, great wine for BBQs!

Please note Jane had a very mild reaction to the sulphites so if you have a sulphite allergy you may wish to avoid this wine. I enjoyed it and for everybody else it’s a great healthy wine, we are just being extra cautious as we have quite a few customers who suffer from the sulphite allergy, so we haven’t given it a low sulphite rating (despite it being low compared to mainstream wines!

Free Sulphur : 18
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Tinto de Abel Organic Dominio del la Vega

Tinto de Abel is an organic red made from the Bobal grape, hand harvested and lightly pressed.

Soft and fruity, easy drinking, gentle tannins. Very enjoyable, great wine for BBQs!

Please note Jane had a very mild reaction to the sulphites so if you have a sulphite allergy you may wish to avoid this wine. I enjoyed it and for everybody else it’s a great healthy wine, we are just being extra cautious as we have quite a few customers who suffer from the sulphite allergy, so we haven’t given it a low sulphite rating (despite it being low compared to mainstream wines!

Free Sulphur : 18
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Incredulo Family Seleccion D.O. Toro

This Family Seleccion is only produced in exceptional years. So here we have the 2019

The grapes are handpicked into small trays, then handsorted at the winery before being fermented in 500 litre oak barrels. The juice is then transferred to 225 litr litre French oak to undergo malolactic fermentation, then it is further aged in barrel for 20 months.

As artisan a wine as you can get!

 

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£25.99

Incredulo Family Seleccion D.O. Toro

This Family Seleccion is only produced in exceptional years. So here we have the 2019

The grapes are handpicked into small trays, then handsorted at the winery before being fermented in 500 litre oak barrels. The juice is then transferred to 225 litr litre French oak to undergo malolactic fermentation, then it is further aged in barrel for 20 months.

As artisan a wine as you can get!

 

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£25.99

Rosa Zarza Selleccion 12 Meses D.O. Toro

This is the top wine from Rosa Maria Zarza, from her family vineyard with an average age of 50 years.

Selected plots of Tempranillo were hand harvested, fermented and subsequently aged in oak for 12 months.

Deep purple in colour with big legs. Soft, round and full in the mouth with black fruit flavours and noticeable oak, with a long dry finish.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£14.99

Rosa Zarza Selleccion 12 Meses D.O. Toro

This is the top wine from Rosa Maria Zarza, from her family vineyard with an average age of 50 years.

Selected plots of Tempranillo were hand harvested, fermented and subsequently aged in oak for 12 months.

Deep purple in colour with big legs. Soft, round and full in the mouth with black fruit flavours and noticeable oak, with a long dry finish.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£14.99

Asterisco Pago de Cubas D.O. Toro

Excellent artisan wine. Handpicked grapes of course, the wine is aged in French oak for 4 months.

Bottled unfiltered to retain all the natural goodness, so there will be some sediment.

This is excellent value.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£12.49

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Asterisco Pago de Cubas D.O. Toro

Excellent artisan wine. Handpicked grapes of course, the wine is aged in French oak for 4 months.

Bottled unfiltered to retain all the natural goodness, so there will be some sediment.

This is excellent value.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£12.49

Out of stock

Tinta Rosa D.O. Toro

Rosa Maria Zarza is one of Toro’s most respected winemakers. You may recall we previously listed wines from¬†two wineries where she was the winemaker (Pago de Cubas and Bodega¬†Contadero).

Well here Rosa is making two wines from selected plots in her 50 year old family vineyard. 100% Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro). For this wine the assorted lots were aged in oak for three months.

Great wine, tasting notes to follow.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£11.99

Out of stock

Tinta Rosa D.O. Toro

Rosa Maria Zarza is one of Toro’s most respected winemakers. You may recall we previously listed wines from¬†two wineries where she was the winemaker (Pago de Cubas and Bodega¬†Contadero).

Well here Rosa is making two wines from selected plots in her 50 year old family vineyard. 100% Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro). For this wine the assorted lots were aged in oak for three months.

Great wine, tasting notes to follow.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£11.99

Out of stock

Tampesta Roble D.O Tierra de Leon

One of our best selling Spanish reds. Soft, smooth, natural and very easy drinking.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Tampesta Roble D.O Tierra de Leon

One of our best selling Spanish reds. Soft, smooth, natural and very easy drinking.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£13.49

Tampesta Golan Prieto Picudo D.O Tierra de Leon

This artisan Tampesta¬†Golan is again Prieto Picudo, this time aged in oak for 26 months. It is delicious and natural. Although aged for 26 months in oak it isn’t overpowering as some Reservas can be, it is far more balanced and elegant.

The wine is made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. Highly recommended.

 

 

 
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.99

Tampesta Golan Prieto Picudo D.O Tierra de Leon

This artisan Tampesta¬†Golan is again Prieto Picudo, this time aged in oak for 26 months. It is delicious and natural. Although aged for 26 months in oak it isn’t overpowering as some Reservas can be, it is far more balanced and elegant.

The wine is made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. Highly recommended.

 

 

 
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.99

Tampesta Golan Edicion Limitada D.O Tierra de Leon

This is the¬†“edition limitada” of Tampesta’s superb Golan Prieto Picudo, aged in French oak for 55 months.

No photos available so we have used the original Golan – presentation is similar except this limited edition has a waxed top.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£29.99

Tampesta Golan Edicion Limitada D.O Tierra de Leon

This is the¬†“edition limitada” of Tampesta’s superb Golan Prieto Picudo, aged in French oak for 55 months.

No photos available so we have used the original Golan – presentation is similar except this limited edition has a waxed top.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£29.99

Hiriart Crianza D.O Cigales

International Brussels Competition: Gold Medal
Berliner Wein Trophy: Gold Medal

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.50

Hiriart Crianza D.O Cigales

International Brussels Competition: Gold Medal
Berliner Wein Trophy: Gold Medal

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£16.50

Luna de Hiriart Tempranillo

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£17.95

Luna de Hiriart Tempranillo

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£17.95

Incredulo D.O. Toro

This is a big powerful wine, natural and pure with great overall balance. Big flavours with some vanilla coming thrrough on the finish Рfantastic! Get some whle you can.

This is a tiny winery of “friends” who make just two wines (plus the Family Seleccion in exceptional years)¬†so we are very lucky to have got hold of some of this again this year!

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£17.99

Out of stock

Incredulo D.O. Toro

This is a big powerful wine, natural and pure with great overall balance. Big flavours with some vanilla coming thrrough on the finish Рfantastic! Get some whle you can.

This is a tiny winery of “friends” who make just two wines (plus the Family Seleccion in exceptional years)¬†so we are very lucky to have got hold of some of this again this year!

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating : red wine glass

£17.99

Out of stock

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