Long famous for its dominance in the red wine genre, Spain has achieved prominence in quality white wines. After emerging from the rule of Francisco Franco, the nation’s most traditional bodegas began to experiment with modern technology now central to the clean, fresh whites consumers crave. The result is an exquisite merging of competitive, interesting whites at an exceptional price point.
Consider the following native varietals as you expand your portfolio.
- Albariño. Galicia’s indigenous Albariño varietal has garnered particular interest among oenophiles. Depending on vintage, its wines can express rich apricot and peach notes or tart, bracing green apple and lime notes.
- Verdejo. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo wines emit notes of melon, apple, and stone fruits.
- Godello. Spain’s Valdeorras, Ribeiro, and Bierzo regions bring depth and character to the Godello grape. Aromas of textured green apple and peach predominate.