This diverse selection of Spanish wines—

With spring around the corner, now’s a great time to pop a bottle of Spanish white, especially when their diversity and value is so strong.

Down in Seville and Jerez this Easter you’ll see a lot of Fino and Manzanilla being poured. Widely available options such as Tio Pepe are failsafe – serve well chilled with a bowl of green olives.

Sherry aside, coastal Albariño and Godello may have crossed your palate – but look out for wines made from the Treixadura grape, a real zinger that’s stunning served with seafood. Ribeiro in the north west is a great wine region to find it in. Try the Pazo Tizon Extramundi I’m recommending this week from Majestic for a bright Treixadura blend. Verdejo from Rueda can also be scrumptious, but remember good old white Rioja, still underrated and great value.

OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH

A HOLA LOTTA FLAVOUR: Cuñe White Rioja 2017 (13%) £9.50 Co-op. Refreshing as well as moreish, this wonderful white is balanced between light zest and tasty depth.

SEÑOR MOMENT: Val de Souto 2017 Ribeiro (12.5%) £12 M&S. Fragrant and fresh as a gulp of ocean air, this zinging Treixadura is an absolute breeze.

SI WORTHY: Pazo Tizon Extramundi Ribeiro 2017 (13%) £13.99* Majestic. A luminous lemon inside a dazzling peach, this pure white is dazzling. *Mix Six Price

SPANISH ACQUISITION: Fefiñanes Albarino 2017 (13%) £16.50 The Wine Society. A peachy thriller of a wine guaranteed to please a crowd and well worth the spend.

WINE OF THE WEEK

Viñas del Rey, Finest Albariño 2017 (12.5%) £8 Tesco. Pink grapefruit spliced with nectarine, this is everything you need from a bottle of white.

This column was originally published in EVENT Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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