Feb 23 2023

Spanish indigenous grapes set to shine at the 2023 Taste Spain - WFS Annual Tasting

The Wines from Spain Annual Tasting 2023 will be back in London on 28 February. Nearly 100 varietals will feature in the tasting line-up - the great majority indigenous to Spain.

Over 900 wines from over 280 Spanish bodegas will be available to taste at the Wines from Spain Annual Tasting in London on 28 February. Alongside Spain’s best-know indigenous grapes, like Tempranillo or Verdejo, a plethora of lesser-known varietals are also coming to the fore, together bringing excitement and diversity to classic and newer DOs alike.

Tempranillo will show its strength at the Wines from Spain Annual Tasting 2023, as the star Spanish varietal features in 295 of the 900+ wines on show. With many examples from Rioja and Ribera del Duero, as well as good representation from other DOs, visitors will have the chance to explore regional and stylistic differences for Spain’s flagship grape.

Verdejo, Monastrell, Albariño and Viura will also be out in force as the main varietal in a combined 170 wines. Meanwhile, Xarel·lo and Palomino will be flying the flag for sparkling and fortified wines. Other Spanish favourites like Godello, Mencía, Bobal or Graciano will show their potential as solo acts or in blends.

But beyond the well-known and up and coming varieties, more grapes are emerging. Visitors will be able to seek out Treixadura from Ribeiro and Ribeira Sacra, Albillos from Ribera del Duero (Albillo Mayor) and Cebreros (Albillo Real), Prensal and Manto Negro from Mayorca, and discover Marmajuelo from the Canary Islands. These are only a few of the new and exciting varietals making waves in Spain right now.

The 53 importers and exporters of Spanish wines presenting their portfolios in London next week have assembled a collection of wines spanning 62 of Spain’s wine regions. With diversity and quality the firm focus of the tasting, there are wines suited to all palates and budgets, whether visitors are looking for the perfect Spanish wines for retail, restaurant, import or wholesale.

The full list of wines available at the London tasting can be viewed here.

Registration will be open until Friday 24 February. Click here to book your place.

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