According to European Economic Community statistics, Spain has more land planted with grapes than any other nation in the world. It does not, however, produce the most wine. Spain ranks third in production, after Italy and France, due to large number of old, low-yielding vines planted.
There are more than six hundred varieties of native Spanish grapes, twenty of which account for 80 percent of production.
One of the greatest flavours in Spanish wines is the flavour imparted by long ageing in barrels. Spanish reds are aged in barrels longer than any other wines in the world.
Grapes and Lager have a very interesting range of Spanish wine - reds, whites and of course Cava.