It wasn’t too long ago when American drinkers looked to Spain mostly for cheap industrial wines and ripe, oaky bottles of Rioja but there’s a New Spain on the rise. New energy is bubbling up in winemaking pockets throughout Spain. It’s a mashup of discovery, imagination, and ambition. Winemakers from Priorat to the Grados mountains are rehabbing old vines and innovating to rediscover the authentic terruño of Spain.
A new Spain is on the rise