Spanish White Wines are Here to Stay
When it comes to Spanish wine, it’s easy to think only of its reds. But Spain also makes fabulous whites—from the floral Albariño wines of the Galicia region to the crisp Verdejos of Rueda. Spanish white wines offer the chance to try whole new lexicons of wine—without even denting our wallets.
So, where to start? For suggestions on Spanish white wines, we turned to sales associates Erik Guzinksi, Bambi Ray, Marcarthur Baralla, as well as assistant wine buyer Laura Mooney.
Txakolina, Ameztoi – 2015 $19.99
It’s rare for me to call any wine my favorite, but this is certainly a top contender on my short list of Spanish white wines. Perfect for the cuisine of the region, this wine is notably mineral driven, with a definite stony quality, light citrus notes, and the tiniest hint of spritz. Pair this Spanish white wine with various crustaceans, or be unconventional and try it with Chinese food…it works! – BR
Viña Godeval, Valdeorras – 2012 $16.96
Made from the obscure Godello grape that was almost extinct a decade ago, this Spanish white wine shows a lot of minerality, fresh aromas, and citrus notes. Unoaked to keep the integrity of the fruits, you will surely enjoy it with baked fish. – MB
Bodegas Naveran ‘Dama’, Cava Brut – 2013 $21.96
Extended aging on the lees gives this Cava great complexity and texture. You’ll find a citrusy nose, ripe pear, and lime fruit on the palate. Excellent choice for tapas, especially with Manchego cheese. – LM
Cobertizo “El Blanco”, Bierzo – 2014 $14.96
This delightful Spanish white wine is made from the aromatic Godello grape. Aromas of quince and white floral aromas jump out of the glass. A solid pairing with bass, octopus, and mussels. – LM