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Our wine buyers recently traveled to Spain and Portugal, meeting with regional wine producers to bring you new and exciting wines that are both delicious and affordable!

 

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Travel with Heinen's to Spain and Portugal

Read more about our wine experts' travels & all the great wine finds they discovered here

 

Spanish Wines

Spain Wine Map

1. Jumilla: Monastrell Grape
Jumilla has a very rocky soil & arid climate and the Monastrell grape produces wine similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon.

2. Montsant: Mazuelo Grape
In Montsant, the climate is more temperate than Jumilla with a chalky soil, well-suited to the Mazuelo grape. Its deeper, fuller flavor makes for delicious red wines & red blends.

3. Rueda: Verdejo Grape
Rueda is known for white wines because white grapes are indigenous to this region. Verdejo wines tend to be aromatic, soft & full-bodied, and are similar to a Sauvignon Blanc.

4. Castilla y Leon: Tinta de Toro Grape
Red wines rule the Castilla y Leon region with the Tinta de Toro as king. Tinta de Toro is a variation of the Tempranillo grape that we’re familiar with & is typically aged in oak where the wine takes on the flavor of the barrel.

 

Portuguese Wines

Portugal Wine Map

1. Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde is a special vineyard region. Grape vines here grow in fertile, granite soils along the rivers that flow from the mountains of the east, growing grapes that are distinguished by their high acidity.

2. Douro Valley
Centered on the Douro River, the Mediterranean climate's hot, dry summers & cold winters lends itself to growing an array of grapes, not just for port!

3. Alentejo
This region covers about a third of the country. Watch this video of how our partner still makes wine the traditional way in potteries that date back to Roman times.