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Alliance’s Spanish portfolio is all about rising stars - extraordinary wines from amazing winemakers who are at the top of their game.

For a snapshot of the best producers from the most interesting regions, look no further… Alliance works with the best.

Telmo Rodriguez - one of the best known winemakers in Spain - is now back at his family's estate, Remelluri, ensuring that the wines are the best expression of this unique Riojan terroir. To make a clear distinction and to introduce more people to the wines of Remelluri, all Estate wines remain clearly defined while a new wine, Lindes de Remelluri, is introduced as a more economic version of this iconic Rioja so that customers can get a taste of what the estate offers for a very reasonable price.

The Flying Scotsman Norrel Robertson continues to make cutting-edge wines from the heartland of Garnacha country, the wild rugged Calatayud, as well as branching out into less well-known winemaking regions. Last year we introduced you to Dos Dedos de Frente, a non DO wine made from Syrah and Viognier. This year we are excited to include another wine under Norrel's La Multa range, a Garnacha Blanca from Terra Alta in Catalunya.

The final member of this star-studded trio is Ana Martín, one of the finest winemakers of her generation. With her own vineyards and other winemaking projects throughout key regions of Spain such as Rioja and Toro, Ana's passion and soul is reflected through her Txacolí wines made in Guernica, the spiritual home of the Basque region, and close to Ana's home of Bilbao. Set in the Biscaya hills, the vineyards producing the Itsasmendi range of wines are some of the most incredible and unique white wines you will taste from Spain. The three wines in the range are superstars: Itsasmendi with its sharp acid and crisp citrus; No 7's full-bodied creaminess; and finally one of the best sweet wines you will ever taste in the perfectly balanced Uretzi ("honey water" in Basque).

Along with our superstar winemakers, Alliance also this year introduces some brightly shining wines to our range. We are now working with one of the best wineries in Jumilla, Viña Elena, run by 4 sisters whose wines are all focused on the local varietal of Monastrell. The wines, under the Pacheco name, are superb value for money, representing the best of the Mediterranean winemaking regions.

Last, but not least, we are feeling a little retro this year in refusing to ignore the more traditional Reserva and Gran Reserva styles which made Spain famous. Given the tough economic times, we felt it only right to offer you something a bit special but keenly priced, and most importantly typically Spanish. Tierra Sagrada Reserva and Gran Reserva from Cariñena are made with care and passion from Tempranillo and Grenache, and left to age in the best French and American oak.

Alliance can certainly lay claim to working with one of the most incredible, stellar casts of winemakers and wines of Spain.