Solera and Criaderas, the Secret Weapon of Spain’s Fortified Wines

Spain's Sherry wines are valued all over the world for their singular flavor and characteristics. Although their unique qualities are the result of factors related to both terroir and tradition, arguably one of the most defining features of these wines is their aging processes – whether oxidative, biological, or a mixture of the two – which rely on a traditional method known as the solera-criaderas system.

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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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