Tag: Spain

Meet the maker: Pepe Raventós

The Raventós are one of the oldest winemaking families in Spain, their history inextricably tied to that of Cava; but in 2012, they decided to turn their backs on the DO. Sophie Thorpe caught up with Pepe Raventós to find out more about the family’s history and what lies ahead for Raventós i Blanc The […]

Talking terroir

Our Spain Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, caught up with Finca Allende’s Miguel Ángel de Gregorio to talk to him about his career and a seminal moment in his quest for terroir in Rioja The 2015 vintage sees the realisation of a project that has been in Miguel Ángel de Gregorio’s mind for 20 years, with […]

Sangenís i Vaqué: a family affair

Sangenís i Vaqué, based on the dramatic and rugged slops of Priorat, is a family winery with a unique approach. Here, Catalan-based wine writer Miquel Hudin shares a little of the estate’s history and future Having roots in Spain’s Priorat wine region means having a family that has seen some incredibly bleak times. While in […]

Let’s talk Tempranillo

Best known for producing the wines of Rioja, Tempranillo is a grape with many faces. Here Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks through the varied styles it produces in Spain and further afield Glorious Tempranillo is Spain’s flagship grape variety. In its traditional heartland, it is revered for its contribution to rich, deep Riojas; structured and […]