SPANISH WINES

Benchmark Wines is Singapore’s # 1 online retailer of Spanish wine. Check out our wide selection of Spanish wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro, Priorat, Navarra, Cariñena, La Mancha, Valdepeñas, Rías Baixas (Albariño), Rueda and Penedès. Those that are unfamiliar with Spanish wines and terminology, please refer below.

JOVEN: A term potentially applied to any DO or DOC wine; typically the wine spends little or no time in oak barrels and is sold as a fresh and fruity wine.
ROBLE: Literally “oak,” but this term can appear upon a label, most often, of a Joven wine; it informs the buyer that the wine has spent at least a little time in barrel.
CRIANZA: Any DO or DOC red wine that has been aged a minimum of 24 months, with at least six months in barrel. In the regions of Navarra, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero, that minimum oak barrel time is one year. All white Crianza wines must be aged for one year, with at least six months in barrel.
RESERVA: Any DO or DOC red wine that has been aged a minimum of 36 months, with at least one year in oak barrel. White wines must be two years old, with six months in oak barrel.
GRAN RESERVA: Any DO or DOC red wine that has been aged a minimum of five years, with at least one and a half years in barrel. In the regions of Navarra, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero, that minimum barrel time is two years. White wines must be four years old, with at least six months in oak barrel. With Cava, any Gran Reserva has spent at least thirty months on the lees.

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