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...Spain also has a treasure-trove of white wines that are unfortunately overshadowed by its reds. They can be a delight to explore in the summer, as they pair well with seafood and lighter dishes of the season.If you’re pursuing the wine century club — with the goal of tasting wines made from 100 or more grape varieties — Spain is a must-stop on your world tour. Here’s a brief primer on some of the country’s delectable whites:


Wine: Explore Spain?s whites, region by region - Washington Post
 

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Hi - thanks very much for this! I love white wine, but most of my Spanish friends much prefer red here in Cadiz - the same was true in Asturias, where my local neighbours and friends drank cider all week, but were very partial to either Rioja or Ribera del Duero vino at weekends!
It's actually been surprisingly difficult for me to find a dry white wine to drink 'by the glass' when out socialising, as most bars in my location stock only sweet or semi-sweet varieties. Indeed, i've felt, often, that white wine's considered to be an inferior 'guiri' choice - in the face of all those great Spanish reds…!
Nonetheless, I do really enjoy Albarino, when it's available in bars here - and Manzanilla (fresh, fruity and dry) has been a great find for me, especially as it's made locally. It's carried by all Carnival revellers and singers here, who swig it freely throughout the whole festive fortnight..! It's also proffered gratis, whenever local fishermen invite city residents here to enjoy a weekend of mariscos' or shellfish tasting, whilst strolling about in the plazas - in fact, that's how I first encountered it - estupendo! It's not supposed to 'travel' well, which is the reason it's not exported in the amounts that other 'sherry' varieties from this region are, although I did, for the first time, discover two half bottles in a Surrey wine store at Christmas - of course, I felt compelled to buy them both!

Salud,
GUAPACHICA
 
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I have a bottle of 'La Gitana' Manzanilla sitting in the kitchen. It's reasonably easy to get hold of here in Cambridgeshire...and very nice it is too!
 

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My favourite is Torres "San Valentin" but it's a bit tricky to find sadly. Places usually sell Torres Vina Sol, but not San Valentin.
 

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Interesting to read... I must admit a tendency to focus on Spanish reds, Ribera del Duero being my favourite region, but I've also had some fantastic white Riojas.

Does anyone here have an informed opinion of the wines from Aragon (Campo de Borja, Cariñena, Calatayud and Somontano)? They're not exactly easy to get hold of in the UK, and I'm thinking of buying in the area, with a hobby interest in wine-making... Obviously there's plenty of research to do, but I'm interested to hear opinions..?

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Rob
 

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I have cousins who live in the area of Campo de Borja and I've had a number of nice bottles of red wine from there, not just through them but also through Waitrose, I think. As I'm no expert, I can't tell you why they tasted good to me - they just did! I think I've had the odd bottle of Cariñena, but not enough to form an opinion ;) Of the other two, I have no experience.
 

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White Riojas I adore!!!! even though my main love is red..... I never drink Rose wines because that is all the outlaws drink.....
 
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