The most famous of all Spain’s wine regions, La Rioja is often described as the Spanish Tuscany. With three distinct regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja exception wines of different styles are available across the region.
The most famous and high quality grape grown across La Rioja is the Tempranillo whilst other regional grapes including Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo and Graciano complement their huge output of great quality red wines. The leading white grape is the Viura or Macabeo and La Rioja is able to produce rich and dry white wines, as well as the reds it is famous for. At The Fine Wine Company, we have a diverse range of La Rioja wines.
The Mendoza Valley, at the foot of the Andes, is home to Argentina’s oldest and most traditional wineries. It incorporates a number of sub-regions: Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Godoy Cruz and Guaymallén and it produces the largest amount of wine of any of the Argentinian wine regions.
In the last ten years, the wine growth in the region has expanded by an impressive 4400 hectares and it is a perfect place for the growth of rich and full-bodied reds, which Argentina is so well-known for. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are some of the best wines you’ll find from the Mendoza Valley but there are plenty more flavourful offerings to enjoy. At The Fine Wine Company, we have a wide collection of Mendoza wines for you to choose from.
Patagonia brings together three individual and popular wine regions: Rio Negro, La Pampa and Neuquén. It is a favoured spot for luxury, high quality wine producers and across the regions there are over 4,550 hectares of fully cultivated vineyards.
The winters are intense and the summers are particularly cool at night, which allows wines to be developed with both high sugar and acidity in perfect balance. The height of the vineyards varies between 300 and 500 metres above sea level which again shows in the character of the wines and their unique, intense Patagonian intensity. Patagonian wines are not the most popular Argentina has to offer but they are truly packed with flavour and originality. You can explore our range of Patagonian wines below.
Chateau de Santenay
Chateau de Santenay is one of the world’s leading and largest producers of wine in Burgundy. The beautiful chateau sits at the heart of the estate and there are a huge 98 hectares of vineyard. The fruit is packed with ancient heritage and the history of the estate is closely linked to the wine production history in the region.
The 98 hectares of Chateau de Santenay vineyard are spread across various plots across the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise. The Burgundy varietals are at the heart of all wines produced and the vineyards production is a combination of the exceptional natural climate and terroir and the choice and implementation of specific growing techniques. The wine growers and makers at Chateau de Santenay take great pride in upholding the quality the estate has always produced. You can explore our range of quality Chateau de Santenay wines below.
Bringing decades of experience and a family approach to wine production, Dandelion Vineyards have sites spread across Eden Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide. Hills. It is a truly family run company with the skills and expertise in crafting wonderful wines passed down through the family.
Dandelion Vineyards grow their own grapes and source them from the best of the vineyards in their range. They separate single sites and single soil types where possible to ensure every variety and vintage is captured perfectly and provides the expression they’re looking for. You can explore a range of Dandelion Vineyards at The Fine Wine Company below.
Casa Marin is a family business that all began with the lifelong dream of company founder and winemaker Maria Luz Marin. Found in the Chilean San Antonio Valley, Casa Marin incorporates 41 hectares of vineyards. Many of the vineyards are located on the steep hills which in turn create small microclimates with unique soils and more variety in their wine range.
With a focus on high quality, high value wines, Casa Marin produces elegant bottles which have a relatively high acidity level due to the terroir and temperatures in the area. They produce wines of many different types from unusual Sauvignon Gris to Pinot Noir. You can explore the Casa Marin range at The Fine Wine Company below.