Great wines tell a story of not just the soil they come from, but the people whose hands did all the work. Spain is an incredibly rich and important country when it comes to wine, with plenty of stories to tell. Whether you’re a fan of the wonderful Tempranillo varietal and its myriad expressions among Spanish vintners, or you prefer a touch of classy white Albariño, Spain offers something for everyone. It’s a joy to immerse yourself in the culture and explore all the diverse styles and blends.
Picture a virtuosic guitar performance in the street. Listen to the urban noise that accompanies such a performance, and then focus on the strings. Imagine watching them pulsate with what seems like boundless energy, as the performer seems to effortlessly create entire melodic pieces on the fly. That awe you feel is captured in every great Spanish wine, and it resonates within each glass and every sip. That fiery passion is the same passion that burns in the hearts of Spanish winemakers as they devote their life to viticultural excellence. The spirit of the people lives on in the wine, and its presence is felt in every layer of texture, every aromatic. It’s all there, waiting for someone who can deconstruct and appreciate it.
If this sounds appealing to you, then you should treat yourself to at least one of Spain’s finest wines, and lose yourself in its complexities and pleasures. You will almost certainly walk away from that experience as a changed person, and your passion for wine will be set ablaze like never before.