Top 10 Spanish regions to watch

Ribeiro

East of Rías Baixas in the northeastern corner of Galicia, Ribeiro is experiencing a revival, with innovation and investment evident throughout the DO. Here, the late-ripening Treixadura reigns supreme, with its delicate floral aromas, high acidity and textured mouthfeel.

Richard Bigg, owner of London-based Spanish restaurant group Camino is seeing strong sales from a “gorgeous” old vine Treixadura by Casal de Arman. Another producer carving a niche with a single varietal Treixadura is Inma Pazos with Ailalá; a collaboration between Pazos, Javier Gonzales of Casal de Arman and Xosé Lois of Coto de Gomariz, where the wine is made.

The trio form part of the Ribeiros do Avia association, a collective of small producers in the region who have come together to promote quality Ribeiro wines made from indigenous grapes. Olly Bartlett of Indigo Wines believes Ribeiro whites offer a different take on Albariño from Rías Baixas due to the DO’s inland location.

“Ribeiro whites have a lot in common with Vinho Verde, sharing their freshness and minerality, which makes them amazing food wines,” he says. On the red front, María José Sevilla, director of Wines from Spain, believes we have yet to see the best from Ribeiro’s “spirited” reds.

2 Responses to “Top 10 Spanish regions to watch”

  1. Great review of some unknown regions of spain, congrats!
    Thanks to help understanding that Spain is much more than Rioja and Rinera Del Duero… Now for the next one, please have a look to Ribera Del Jucar, smallest wine region of spain, right between Mancha and Manchuela, special terroir with only a few producers working with local varieties as Bobal, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Cencibel and other foreing such Petit Verdot, Merlot, etc that has adapted in an spectacular way showing special tipicity… you want uniqueness? go Ribera Del Jucar.

  2. Colin Harkness says:

    Interesting & encouraging article, thnx. Also responsible for increased intetest in Spanish wines are articles by wine luminaries such as Jancis Robinson MW & + on a much smaller but longer lived scale, myself, in Cork Talk costa-news.com, now in its 17th year and still promoting all that’s good in the happening world of Spanish wine!

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