Letang Is The Truth wrote: Gaucho wrote:
The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food.
rioja is my favorite non-french varietal. i find the grape to be very dynamic and really can take on the effects of the terroir. i love a well crafted rioja. also tempranillo is very delicious.
regarding south american: malbecs are starting to gain a lot of respect and i anticipate the price of these to start increasing in the next few years.
i wish new zeland wines gained some notoriety. i love the stelvin enclosures.
Well, um, Rioja is not a grape, it's the production region. They do grow a lot of Tempranillo and Grenache, though.
I personally love Italian and Australian wines, mainly Primitivo, Syrah and Nero d'Avola.