Spanish Revival

Vintners across Spain are reclaiming the distinctive character of the country’s wines

Spanish Revival
Unique terroirs, such as those of Penedès estate Llopart, are propelling a new era of winemaking throughout Spain.
From the Oct 15, 2021, issue

Much of Spain’s wine-producing history has been derived by inspiration from other countries. Yet, many Spanish winemakers are hoping to forge a new path. These vintners are less interested in showcasing international styles than many of their predecessors. Instead they’re looking inward at the country’s winegrowing past, relying on historic grapes, lands and practices to set their wines apart. Read Wine Spectator associate editor Gillian Sciarretta’s tasting report on the country’s recent wine releases, including top picks and top values among reds, whites, sparkling and dessert wines.

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