A lyric of country music star and wine lover Miranda Lambert rattled about my brain as we took yet another nausea-inducing hairpin turn while driving in the Priorat wine region: “The road is hard, and you have to get accustomed to it.”Indeed, venturing to meet with Spanish wine producers can be challenging. The days are long, the alarm clock rings too early and the quantity of wine to taste and evaluate is titanic.
Among Spanish wine regions, Rioja ranks as the most renowned. Located in north-central Spain along the Ebro River, the region is anchored by the midsize city of Logroño. Rioja entered the modern commercial wine era in the 19th century, when French winemakers, looking to escape the spreading phylloxera plague, crossed the Pyrenees and settled here. Today, the region offers an elite mix of Franco-Iberian history, stunning scenery, proprietary cuisine, brilliant wines and a meshing of old and new.
The season of steely whites, crisp rosés and ice-cold beers is upon us, but it’s also the time of year when many of us do some restocking of the cellar or wine fridge with full-bodied reds for the upcoming fall and winter. If this sounds like something you should be doing, give Chile some deserved attention. I reviewed 128 wines from Chile this month; 32 (exactly 25% of the field) earned 90 points or more.
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