Discover the wines of 'Green Spain with Jonny Tyson of South London Wine School! The North West of Spain is lush, verdant and produces some fantastic wine, so join us at the Streatham Wine House for a vinious tour of Galicia, Asturia and the surrounding wine regions.
Green Spain’s cool and misty climate necessitates a focus upon earlier-ripening grapes, especially white varieties. Aromatic varieties prosper, with Albariño the most recognizable success. Grown along the coast, or along the rivers that give Rias Baixas (“lower fjords”) its name, Albariñocan vary from crisp and tangy to round and peachy. While Treixadura and Loureiro grow there too, Rias Baixas’ single-minded focus upon Albariño has fueled the drive for international recognition
Other white grapes fill the vineyards moving inland; the rich and even complex Godello grape rules in Valdeorras (the “valley of gold”). Godello, Treixadura and others serve the regions of Monterrei and the picturesque DOs of Ribeiro and Ribeira Sacra. But away from the coast temperatures rise, so red grapes do well too; the Mencia grape is arguably northwest Spain’s best red. Its lip-smacking raspberry tones and floral aromas are fun and bracing.
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