Author Archives: Patricia Langton

Garnacha: Spain’s black beauty

Fine Garnacha wines are emerging from an increasing number of regions across Spain as winemakers discover that gently nurturing old vines can offer extraordinary results. Garnacha Tinta, to give the grape its full title, has always played an important role in Spain. In Rioja, where it complements Tempranillo, it is…


The 2018 harvest in Spain

After a run of dry, hot years the growing season could hardly have been more different for Spain’s vineyards in 2018. The weather was cooler and wetter but less extreme – thankfully the harsh frosts and the scorching heat of the previous year were both absent. Vine development was slower…