Tradition and innovation are easy bedfellows in the wine regions of Spain. As ever, we search for a combination of both styles to create our list, with quality character and value a must. The historic region of Rioja is well represented on our list with Bodegas Riojanas, Remelluri, Miguel Merino and our new star of Bodegas Martinez Lacuesta. Elsewhere, Juan Gil produces powerful and distinctive Monastrell from Jumilla. Binnissalem blaze a fine trail in Mallorca; with Bodegas Borsao in Campo de Borja, Huerta de Albala in Cadiz and Castell dei Remei in Coster del Segre adding colour and quality to our list.Cutting a dash is Jose Manuel Ortega with his fine Urban Ribera from Ribera del Duero.