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The Independent

Published:  23 July, 2008

A judge of the Spanish New Wave Awards, ANTHONY ROSE says they failed to get it down to a neat 100 and had to make do with 103. He is gratified by the quality and diversity of Spanish whites particularly from wet, Atlantic-cooled, Galicia. Among his recommended wines are: 2005 Pazo San Mauro, Rias Baixas (9.99; Handford); 2004 Mas d'en Compte, Celler Joan Sangenis, Priorat (18; Weavers); 2005 Antano Via Mocen Sauvignon Blanc (5.99; Inspired Wines, Halifax Wine Company); 2005 Vias del Vero Coleccin Gewrztraminer (7.60-7.95; SH Jones, Tanners); 2004 Chivite Coleccin 125 Blanco, Navarra - best white of the entire show' (20; Waitrose); 2002 Taste the Difference Elegia Rioja Reserva (8.99; Sainsbury's); 2005 Dominio De Nogara, Bodegas Valtravieso (8; Playford Ros); and Camilo Castilla's Capricho de Goya (9.49 per half bottle; Moreno; Food & Fine Wine, Sheffield).