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Rioja, Spain

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Rioja, Spain

Natural wine production in Rioja, Spain, reflects the region's esteemed winemaking tradition and commitment to quality. Situated in the north of Spain, Rioja boasts a diverse landscape of rolling hills, fertile valleys, and ancient vineyards. Here, the noble Tempranillo grape reigns supreme, alongside Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo, producing wines of depth, complexity, and character. Natural winemakers in Rioja honor the land by practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods, nurturing their vines without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides. In the cellar, they embrace minimalist techniques, favoring spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage. The resulting wines are a true reflection of their terroir, with vibrant fruit flavors, supple tannins, and a sense of place. Whether enjoyed in their youth or aged to perfection in Rioja's famous cellars, natural wines from this iconic region offer a pure expression of Spanish winemaking heritage and a taste of the authentic Rioja terroir.

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Natural Wine from Spain

In Spain, a dynamic and diverse landscape of winemaking traditions unfolds, and the natural wine movement is gaining traction across its vibrant regions. From the sun-drenched vineyards of Andalusia to the rugged hills of Galicia, Spanish winemakers are embracing organic and biodynamic practices, championing native grape varieties, and fostering a deeper connection to the land. In regions like Catalonia's Penedès and the Basque Country's Getaria, pioneers like Alejandro Ruiz and Carmen García are crafting wines that speak of their terroir with clarity and authenticity. With minimal intervention in the cellar, including spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and little to no sulfites added, these wines offer a pure expression of Spain's rich viticultural heritage. Each bottle is a testament to the winemaker's reverence for nature, their commitment to quality, and their desire to share the true essence of Spanish wine with the world.