Variety Canary compact cluster maturation and short cycle, which can generate high alcohol content. It produces great wines, very tannic and velvety mouth slightly sweet palate.
1. Tanajara 2007
Very ripe black berries, mineral notes, elegant background of balsam and toasted spices. Fruity taste and slightly sweet.
Wineries Tanajara. Crossing El Pino, 19. 38,914 Frontera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). 922 82 87 68. OJ: El Hierro. Type: Red Crianza, 14.5%. Price: 42 euros. Rating 8.9 / 10.
Grape cluster small and compact, which causes a lot of red wine color, high acidity and low degree. Ancestral culture in the area between La Mancha and Valencia.
2. Corolilla 2007
Elegant aromas of black and red fruit in season, balsamic and spicy wood understory. Good body, tasty, balanced and smooth.
Or Bodegas Murviedro. Ampl. Pol The Romeral. 46340 Requena (Valencia). 962 32 90 03. www.murviedro.es. OJ: Valencia. Type: Red Crianza, 13%. Price: 8 euros. Rating: 8.9 / 10.
Grape cluster small and tight, with blue skin almost black, very hard pulp, not colored and with a particular flavor.
3. Brunal 2004
The aroma has a strong personality, with ripe wild fruit, mineral notes, and toasted spices, taste slightly sweet white framing and long.
Bank of Pelazas Wineries. Camino de la Ermita, s / n. 37,175 Pereña de la Ribera (Salamanca). 902 10 80 31. www.riberadepelazas.com. OJ: Arribes del Duero. Type: Red Crianza, 14.5%. Price: 60 euros. Rating: 8.8 / 10.
Variety Galician unproductive and late maturing, resulting in ruby red wine shades, with good acidity and intense fruit flavors. It is usually mixed with other varieties to give structure to the wines.
4. Goliardo 2008
Fresh aroma of red berries, florals, balsamic and spicy background. Stylish, cool, silky and fruity finish.
Or Forjas Salnés. Plaza de Sant Sebastia, 13. Meaño 25547 (Pontevedra). 699 44 61 13. OJ: Rias Baixas. Type: Red Crianza, 12.5%. Price: 22 euros. Rating: 9/10.
Strain originating from Mallorca (Felanitx), vigorous, compact clusters and produces wines with intense fruity aroma, very personal, focused and long. Although they can be rustic if not well prepared.
5. An 2007
Aroma dense and concentrated wild berries, with notes of coconut and vanilla toast. Very tasty, fruity and long.
AN Negra. Volta Viticultors 3 ª, 18. 07200 Felanitx (Mallorca). 971 58 44 81. DO: VT Balearics. Type: Red Crianza, 14%. Price: 32 euros. Rating: 9.1 / 10.
The native grape Carignan Field grown with excellent results in Priorat and Rioja. It gives rise to wines of great color, good acidity and intense fruit and floral aromas. Also known by the name of Carignan.
6. Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial 2007
Superb aroma of red berries, liquorice, balsamic, mineral and cocoa. Powerful but soft tannins. A long finish, very tasty and balanced.
O Ferrer Bobet. Falset to Porrera Road, 6.5 km. 43730 Falset
(Tarragona). 609 94 55 32.
www.ferrerbobet.com. DO: Priorat. Type: Red Crianza, 15%. Price: 49,50 euros. Rating: 9.4 / 10.
Asturias exclusive variety when mature well, and if it comes from old vines, gives rise to complex and elegant reds fruity, light and fresh. It red grapes bluish black clusters bloom spherical media.
7. Castro Limes 2008
Delicately fruity aroma, with wild berries, with slight but significant floral perfumes. Tasty, fresh and ripe fruit aftertaste.
Wineries Obanca. Obanca, 12. 33,800 Cangas del Narcea (Asturias).
985 81 15 39. OJ: Vino de la Tierra de Cangas. Type: young red, 13.5%.
Price: 15 euros. Rating: 8/10.
It is the most popular red variety in Spain because of its force, easy cultivation and good production. It produces aromatic wines, very fruity, fresh and pleasant taste, covering a wide range of types.
8. Aquilon 2007
Intense, fruity licorosas, spices and truffles, coffee and cocoa, with minerality and spicy oak. Concentrated power and smoothness of touch.
Alto Moncayo. Country Road 122, km 69.5. Bulbuente 50,546 (Zaragoza). 690 81 85 09. OJ: Campo de Borja. Type: Red Crianza, 16%. Price: 105 euros. Rating: 9.5 / 10.
Ancestral grape crop in Alicante. Their wines have an intense color and extract important are balanced, concentrated, fruity and very tasty. They reach a high alcohol content.
9. Adaras 2006
Vivid memories of ripe fruits, enriched by mineral notes and toasted snuff. Tasty, meaty, full of fruity and balsamic tannins.
Wineries Almanseñas. Alpera Road, 96.6 km. 02640 Almansa
(Albacete). September 81 16 967. www.ventalavega.com. OJ: Almansa. Type: Red Crianza. 14%. Price: 21 euros. Rating: 9/10.
Variety round grain and deep black color that gives rise to wines of intense color and high acidity, very personal, with nerve and aging potential.
10. Valdemar Inspiration Graciano 2005
Aromatic broth nuanced ripe fruity, with hints of mint and sweet spices. Tasty, full-bodied, fruity and soft tannins.
Bodegas Valdemar. Camino Viejo, s / n. Oyón 01,320 (Álava). 945 62 21 88. www.valdemar.es. DO: Rioja Qualified. Type: Red Crianza, 14%. Price: 30 euros. Rating: 9.2 / 10.
Variety of Arribes del Duero. It produces wines of moderate alcohol content (about 12%), pink and red. It is also used to supplement other varieties.
11. The Setera 2006
Complex aroma, ripe fruit and licorice, with hints of spice, minerals and toast. Boca glycerine, abundant tannins and very fruity aftertaste.
Bodega La Setera. Calzada, 7. Fornillos 49,232 Fermoselle (Zamora). 980 61 29 25. www.lasetera.com. OJ: Arribes. Type: Red Crianza, 15%. Price: 8.50 euros. Rating: 8.9 / 10.
Canarian very vigorous variety, cluster medium, regular and high sugar content. Very suitable for making sweet wines.
12. Sweet Humboldt 2001
Variety with aromatic nuances candied fruit, dried apricots, toasted spices. Very creamy and with a final sweetness envelope.
Island Wineries. Trail Middle, 48. 38,350 (Tenerife). 922 57 06 17. www.bodegasinsularesdetenerife.es. OJ: Tacoronte-Acentejo. Type: sweet red, 18%. Price: 16 euros. Rating: 9.3 / 10.
Rioja Variety virtually disappeared and recovered by Viña Ijalba. Its berry is very small. Produce gifted wine color and grade, with structure and acidity.
13. Dionisio Ruiz 2008 Viña Ijalba
Delicate aroma of ripe fruit with spicy oak. Creamy palate, mouth wide, tasty, sweet tannins and long distance.
Bodegas Viña Ijalba. Pamplona road, km 1. 26006 Logroño (La Rioja). 941 26 11 00. www.ijalba.com. DO: Rioja Qualified. Type: Red Crianza, 13%. Price: 18 euros. Rating: 8.9 / 10.
There are several theories about its origin, the most widespread is that it is a strain of Galicia and northern León. Da purple red, with elegant aromas, slightly fruity and good balance of alcohol and acidity.
14. Strains Old Dominio de Tares
Aroma of ripe fruit, cedar and smoke, mineral and spice background with flower notes. Powerful, fiery sweet, slow-paced and deeply.
Bodegas Dominio de Tares. The Barredos, 4. 24318 S. Roman de Bembibre (León). 987 51 45 50. OJ: Bierzo. Type: Red Crianza, 14%. Price: 15 euros. Rating: 9/10.
Grapes, issued by the Mediterranean coast, which gives rise to sweet wines, high alcohol content, such as Alicante Fondillón and foster excellent reds.
15. Cisca House 2006
Intense aromas, complex, very fruity, mineral, spice and toasted wood. Tasty, concentrated fruit bathes the palate.
Bodegas Castaño. Fuenteálamo Road, 3. 30510 Yecla (Murcia). 968 79 11 15. Table wine. Type: Red Crianza, 15%. Price: 35 euros. Rating: 9.4 / 10.
Canarian variety well adapted, medium vigor, low production and medium bunch. It gives rise to wines silky, fresh, aromatic and balanced.
16. The Cove 2006
Heady aroma of blackberry fruit in liquor, floral and mineral notes, with raisins and pastry aftertaste. Final sweet and balanced.
Island Wineries. Caves Road King, 1. Icod 38430 (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). www.bodegasinsularesdetenerife.es. OJ: Ycoden Daute Isora. Type: sweet red, 17.5%. Price: 8 euros. Rating: 9/10.
Native variety of León and Zamora, tight cluster and berry shaped gears. There are two types: with grapes and grapes spherical elliptical, the latter gives better quality wines and complexity.
17. Pardevalles Carroleón 2006
Plenty of ripe fruit, plum, currant, cocoa, minerals and cedar. Tasty, smooth and solid structure based on the fruit.
Vineyards and Winery Pardevalles. Carretera de León, s / n. Valdevimbre 24,230 (Lion). 987 30 42 22. OJ: Tierra de León. Type: Red Crianza, 14.5%.
Price: 11 euros. Rating: 9/10.
Variety located mainly in the Sierra de Salamanca, with grapes of medium size, thin skin, providing some sensitivity to disease. It provides a highly aromatic grape variety with hints of blackberry and raspberry.
18. Cambrian Rufete 2006
Aroma very personal, ripe red fruit and floral notes, with balsamic notes. The taste is fresh, spicy, complex and flavorful.
Bodega Cambrian. Spot The stony, s / n. 37658 Villanueva del Conde (Salamanca). 923 28 10 06. www.cambrico.com. OJ: Castile and León. Type: Red Crianza, 15%. Price: 40 euros. Rating: 8.9 / 10.
Galician variety grown in small quantities. Your bud is medium late, and their maturation cycle, long. The wines have an alcohol medium, high acidity and a cherry color.
19. Viñaredo Souson 2008
Aroma of red fruit and violets, roasted spices. Powerful, tasty and fresh, soft palate and aftertaste tannic and fruity.
Bodegas Santa Marta SAT. Córgomo, s / n. Valdeorras Vilamartín 32,340 (Ourense). 988 32 45 59. www.vinaredo.com. DO: Valdeorras. Type: Red Crianza, 13%. Price: 12 euros. Rating: 8.7 / 10.
The most prominent and prestigious Spanish red variety, grown mainly in La Rioja. It gives rise to wines of great finesse and character with excellent aging potential.
20. Marqués de Cáceres Mc 2008
An agile red, tasty, nerve, and a nose brimming with aromas of blackberry and cherry picks, colored by light toasty notes of new wood.
Wine Union. Logroño road, s / n. 26350 Cenicero (La Rioja). 941 45 40 00. Type: Red Crianza, 13.5%. DO: Rioja Qualified. Price: 29 euros. Rating: 8.7 / 10.
Extended range of different areas. It is a vigorous strain, low yield and late budding. The wines have great flavor and longevity. They are soft, with good color and tannic acids.
21. Monk Tintilla
Intense aroma, somewhat vinous, with ripe red fruit and nuances dairy, mineral and balsamic. Boca tasty, fresh, powerful, soft tannins and fruity.
Bodegas Monje. Camino Leandro Cruz, 36. 38359 El Sauzal (Tenerife). 922 58 50 27. www.bodegasmonje.com. OJ: Tacoronte-Acentejo. Type: Red Crianza, 13.5%. Price: 19 euros. Rating: 8.5 / 10.
Variety Aragon with characteristics similar to the Grenache, although less sugar content, but higher color intensity and total polyphenol content, good acidity and rich aroma.
22. Pulchrum Crespiello 2004
Aromas of ripe fruit, floral and balsamic notes. The palate is sweet, potent and long structure.
Bioenos Mayor, 88. 50400 Cariñena (Zaragoza). 976 62 00 45.