Sun and Shadows

With an impressive crop of current releases, Spanish vintners find hope in the face of crisis

Sun and Shadows
Granada's Alhambra palace is emblematic of the epic history of Spain, a vast country that has relied on tradition to weather centuries of change and disruption. (Doug Pearson/Getty Images)
From the Oct 15, 2020, issue

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating in Spain. But with the tradition of holding their top wines for extended aging, vintners are now releasing flagship cuvées from the outstanding 2010 and 2009 vintages, and newer vintages also show promise.

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