Langton's New Spain Six
For existing Spanish red enthusiasts, this is a must-have. And if you’re looking to extend your range, we couldn’t think of a better starting place. Beginning with Tempranillo and Grenache, then climbing across Spain, visiting a handful of small producers, you’ll also see lesser-known varietals including Mencía and Carignan in this hand-picked collection from our international buyers.
In this case, you’ll find one bottle each of the following:
Mas Que Vinos La Meseta Tempranillo 2018
Veronica Ortega Quite Mencia 2016
Ritme Celler Carignan Garnacha 2016
Tentenublo La Rioja DOCa 2016
Celler Comunica Carignan Garnacha 2016
Envínate Benja Prieto Tinto Listan Negro 2017
"The light, perfumed and highly drinkable 2016 Quite is produced with grapes from old Mencía vines from different plots in the village of Valtuille de Abajo on clay and sandy soils. The destemmed grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine was partly aged in used French barriques and in 800-liter terracotta amphora for eight months. It has notes of iron and blood, with an herbal touch, less exuberant and more serious. It's textured and combines juicy fruit with earthy minerality, agile and weightless but with energy. Great introduction to Bierzo and great value."
92+ points, Wine Advocate (March 2019)
"I tasted two vintages of the entry-level red, the youngest of which was the 2016 Ritme Negre, which is young and fleshy, with good acidity and freshness. It's approachable, tasty and easy to drink. It's mostly Cariñena with 3% Garnacha."
91 points, Wine Advocate (April 2018)
"A super peppery edge to the fragrant and detailed aromatics on the nose here, this has a super fine, dried red-berry nose and plenty of spicy allure. The palate has striking elegance and focus. Very, very fine tannins cradle red-berry flavors and hold silky and gentle on the finish. Wow!"
94 points, jamessuckling.com (July 2019)
"Organic Listán Prieto (95%) and Tintilla. Floral, red berry fruit aromas give way to deliciously sweet raspberry and cherry and a zip of energy. Mineral-backed tannins provide a refreshing tang before more red fruits dominate the persistent finish. Essential stuff."
94 points, Simon Reilly