Castilla y León Wine

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This region is located north-northwest of Madrid. Its terrain is a combination of flat, open plains banded by hills and mountains. The Duero River cuts through it on its way to Douro in Portugal.  

Rueda is its most famous white wine, with the primary grape of Verdejo. These wines tend to have flavors of summer fruits and a refreshing acidity with many pairing possibilities from sushi and Asian dishes to scallops and other shellfish and even cool summer soups like chilled sweet pea. Another important white wine of the area is Godello. These wines tend to be more dry than Ruedas, with more minerality and zing. 
 
But this region is most famous for its reds. Most notable, the Tinto Fino (a.k.a. Tinto Fina, a.k.a. Tinto del Pais, a.k.a. Tinta de Toro, a.k.a. Tempranillo) driven Ribero del Dueros, Zamoras and Toros. This area is also home to the D.O. Bierzo, known for wines made from Cabernet Franc’s cousin Mencia, which are often rustic, but versatile, rich in flavor and value Read more »

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  • Prieto Picudo

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Castilla y León

  • Ribera Del Duero

    This region is located within Castilla y Leon and runs along the Duero River. The area concentr...

  • Toro

      Toro is a region located within Castilla-y-Leon, in the Zamora province, just above the Du...

  • Cigales

      This region within the Castilla y Leon province runs along the Pisuerga river. Wine-making...

  • Rueda

      Rueda is part of the Castilla-y-Leon region, northwest of Madrid and south of the Duero ri...

  • Tierra de Leon

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    The company's rapid growth brought about the problem of lack of space for the first time and the ...

  • Maison des Futailles

    With more than 85 years experience, Maison des Futailles offers wine lovers a wealth of expertise...

  • Bodegas Emina

    In order to produce the Emina wines, the grape has been carefully selected from the very best est...

  • Dominio de Atauta

    One of the principle characteristics of Atauta is the great height of the vineyard situated at 95...

  • Bodegas Aura

    DOMECQ BODEGAS is the largest quality wine maker and exporter in Spain and the leading name in ...

  • Bodegas Pintia

    In 1864, Eloy Lecanda founded the winery that symbolizes the golden legend of Spanish red wine. T...

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