About White Wines from Spain

About White Wines from Spain
Spain today ranks as the third largest wine producing nation, trailing only France and Italy in the category. Vineyards are planted in numerous regions throughout the country and recently tens of thousands of acres have been planted in the La Mancha region, not far from Madrid in the middle of Spain. There are many different types of Spanish wines, ranging from the highly popular and enjoyable sparkling wines known as Cava; these well made wines are reasonably priced. Albariño, a dry, aromatic white from northwestern Spain, has become very popular in the US market, especially as a food wine with Asian or fusion cuisine. Of course, Spain is best known for its red wines. Historically the most famous and highly regarded reds have been from Rioja, but as of late reds from Ribera del Duero and Priorat have helped boost Spain's identity as a country of superior red wines. Finally, there are sherries of exceptional quality in various degrees of dryness and sweetness; these are among the world's greatest and most popular fortified wines.

Top Picks for Spain

White Wines

La Baraja 2021  Godello
93 points
$36
A lovely Old World wine with charm that is meant to pair with a breadth of foods; nicely balanced between oak and fruit.
Bodegas Piqueras 2021 Wild Fermented Verdejo
92 points
$8
Best Buy
Fruity with good acidity and hints of minerality, this is a perfect companion for seafood paella.
92 points $8 Best Buy
La Baraja 2022  Godello
89 points
$38
An Old World grape made into a New World wine style; bright and refreshing with a fuller body than expected.
Aviana 2022  Verdejo
89 points
$19
Light, crisp, and slightly fruity with a lingering salinity on the finish that makes this a perfect apéritif as well as seafood accompaniment.
Caballito De Mar 2021  Verdejo
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A well crafted and classic Verdejo that leaves you craving tapas.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Pradorey 2021 Blanco Castilla Y Leon
88 points
$23
Layer upon layer of fruity and floral tones make this a wonderful option for people that enjoy highly perfumed wines.