Untold Treasures: the Red Wine Grapes of Galicia

Just as Galicia's climate varies from the warm and wet coasts to the drier, inland areas, and its rich gastronomy varies accordingly, the region's wines offer more than the lively (and excellent) whites that are so often associated with this part of Spain. Though lesser known, this region of ancient, local grape varieties also boasts a wide selection of red grapes that have been increasing in both production and prestige in recent years. 

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Wine match: T-bone steak
Wine match: Red wine

Tantalizing aroma of a steak sizzling on the grill? Tempranillo or Tinta del País from DO Ribera del Duero is an up and coming red wine that is definitely steak friendly. In fact, Tempranillo red wine is considered the ideal wine to pair with beef.

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Spanish Grapes

Spanish Red Wine Grapes

The tendency to make single-variety wines, dominant in Spain for decades, has led to an increased interest in the identification and authenticity of native varieties. In total, there are more than a hundred majority varieties grown in Spain, distributed throughout the country and present in the different Designations of Origin as authorized varieties.

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