Spanish Red Wine
The savoury red wines of Spain are brooding and complex. They are typically a little lighter than a Cabernet Sauvignon, but richer and fuller than a Pinot Noir.
The most commonly used red grapes in Spain are the lovely Tempranillo grape (Rioja) and the rich Garnacha (Priorat), but Spain has an abundance of excellent native grape varieties…
The three categories for how long a Spanish red wine is aged before bottling are the following: Crianza (2 years), Riserva (3 years), and Gran Riserva (5 years).