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Types of Spanish Red Wines  

Spain is a country which is gaining quite a bit of recognition these days for being a great wine producer. There are many different wine regions located throughout Spain and the wine varieties which come from such regions are diverse and unique. Spanish red wines are quite popular within the country and outside as well. All one has to do is look at their local wine shop and see that the Spanish wine selection grows on a monthly basis to make room for the wonderful wines of Spain. There are a variety of Spanish red wines which one can purchase and some of these types will be listed below.


One of the more popular red wines of Spain is Tempranillo. Tempranillo is similar to the French wine, Cabernet Sauvignon. It is robust in flavor and has deep red overtones to it. Frequently these types of wine are dry in consistency and have a brilliant aroma. The grapes used to make Tempranillo are ones which ripen earlier than other grape varieties. Not only is Tempranillo a favored wine due to taste but also due to the fact that it can be opened soon after production or kept in the wine cellar for a good period of time. This hearty wine is one which goes best with red meats and other flavorful foods.


Another popular red wine which is produced in various wine regions of Spain is Garnacha. Garnacha consists of fruity, sweet flavors which makes this red easier to drink than some of its Spanish red counterparts. If one is looking for a less dry type of red, Garnacha might be the one to choose. Another aspect of Garnacha is that this red wine is usually higher in alcohol content than other Spanish red wines.


Malaga is another type of Spanish red wine that is often produced and consumed in the area. Similar in nature to Garnacha, Malaga is a sweet and smooth wine as well. The main grapes used to produce Malaga are pedro ximinez and moscatel grapes. If one is looking for the perfect dessert wine, Malaga is the Spanish wine to choose.


There are a variety of Spanish red wines which suit the tastes of individual wine drinkers. For those who like a drier red, Tempranillo is the perfect one to choose. However, if a sweeter, fruitier Spanish red wine is desired, then Garnacha or Malaga might just be the perfect wine to select. One is sure to find a Spanish red wine that fits perfectly with any meal or by itself.

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