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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.
Fresh, fresh and bursting with delicious flavours. I am a sexy, lively and jovial wine, and you should enjoy me in my youth.
Yellow-green straw-like tones, very bright. Fruity in the nose, with aromas of apple, a touch of citrus fruit and a nutty base. Soft and fresh entry, smooth and lingering, good medium body, with excellent harmony between acidity and fruit. Lingering, with excellent notes of soft fruits, with a very pleasant finish.
Clean and bright. Cherry red color with a youthful violet rim. It is fresh, fruity and intense, with jovial tannin. It is easy to drink.
Shows a brilliant yellow color with greenish reflexes. The medium-high aromatic intensity with very clean aromas. On the palate, it is fresh and lingering, acutely scented, with hints of tropical fruits, sharp apples, and peaches.
Tropical freshness, silky and gentle. Aged on its lees, cuddled and cared for preserving the elegance and aromatic complexity of this sublime Verdejo.
Pale straw yellow colour with greenish hues. In the nose it is complex and intense with a strong presence of the hay aromas characteristic of the Verdejo variety, which give way to subtle notes of white flowers and white fruit such as apple. Elegant, intense and fatty, with strong acidity and bitter finish characteristic of the variety.
Tones of Crianza with maroon hues and good legs. In the nose, it is intensively aromatic and very pleasant with well-integrated wood. Fresh entry with a balanced acidity.
James Suckling rated 90/100 - Red cherry color and claret rim. Red wild berries aromas with balsamic and some spicy notes from the French oak, that provides delicacy and elegance. It tastes fleshy and powerful in the mouth, yet balanced, refined and silky.
Essence of our land. 5 months in barrel integrates the oak on a festival of ripe fruit with a hint of coffee. Deep red cherry color with a violet rim. Fresh nose, with grosella, plums and blackberries aromas. Light hints of violets and truffles. Well integrated oak providing high toast coffee notes that show a soft aging in oak barrels. In the mouth, it tastes rounded, powerful and lively. Elaboration Once the grape is in the winery, it is passed through a grain sorting table, and therefore they are softly de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Fermentation Alcoholic – We realize a cold soak for 60 h. in an inert atmosphere for a better extraction of fruity aromatic compounds from the grape. Ferments during 10 days at a controlled temperature set at 24ºC, in truncated cones stainless steel tanks of 17.000l. of capacity and we perform a post-fermentative maceration of 15 days. Malolactic – It remains in the tanks with its fine lees during 20 days, and we do a gentle battonage for increasing the volume in the mouth. Barrel Aged in French and American Oak Barrels for 20 weeks.
90 / 100 - James Suckling
A seriously fun wine. 12 month in the barrel has softened the restless character of this modern Ribera.
Intense purple colour with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with red fruits, balsamic and spices notes such as coffee and coconut. An aromatic elegance built on the ageing at French oak barrels. A powerful round-mouth wine, elegant but easy to drink. The result is a wine with a more modern and elegant style so that all people can enjoy it.