Key regions: Rioja | Ribera del Duero | Rías Baixas | Priorat

Thanks to it’s warm climate, the most widely grown grape in Spain is Garnacha, with other popular ones including Tempranillo and Albarino.

It’s traditional to age wines for a long time in oak barrels in Spain. Wines in Spain are defined by ageing criteria, based on the minimum length of time the wine is aged, in barrel and bottle. The labels (in increasing order) are Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.

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