The Rueda Designation of Origin

THE RUEDA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

The Rueda Designation of Origin, with the verdejo variety as its maximum exponent, is Spain's greatest area for white wines.

High, flat plains that look over the depression formed by the Duero River, the best vineyards of the DO Rueda extend over gravelly soils: the typical chalky pebbles allow good aeration and drainage, and give the white wines made from the Verdejo variety great definition.

With 74 towns, the majority of which are in the province of Valladolid, it was the first D.O. to be recognised in Castilla and Leon in 1980.

Its virtues as a vine growing area were known in ancient times, and in fact, during the 17th Century, the Spanish "Siglo de Oro", the then famed golden wines of Rueda were the favourites of the Court.

  • TOWNS

  • HECTARES OF VINEYARDS

  • DOMINANT VARIETY: VERDEJO

HIGH PLATEAU WITH GRAVELLY SOILS

High, flat plains that look over the depression formed by the Duero River, the best vineyards of the DO Rueda extend over gravelly soils: the typical chalky pebbles allow good aeration and drainage, and give the white wines made from the Verdejo variety great definition.

OTHER DESIGNATIONS OF ORIGIN

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    A moderate continental climate, with a Cantabrian influence, the vineyards extend across the gentle terrain of chalky clay soils.

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    The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin

    In the heart of the Castilian plains, the Ribera del Duero is a recognised area with a long-standing winemaking tradition that centres on the tinta fina variety.

    The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin
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    The Toro Designation of Origin

    Ancient vineyards, ancestral viticulture, vines that suffer beneath the blazing sun and intense cold. A region and a wine, the Tinta de Toro, with a character that can only be born of the toughest conditions.

    The Toro Designation of Origin

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