Castilla y León’s wonderful wines reveal their complexity and uniqueness at Vinexpo
A selection of wineries from Castilla y León are present at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the reasons why their products are among the nest and most appreciated in the world.
The red wines produced in the Ribera del Duero have forged their own unique personality; yet this is something that did not come about by chance. The Tempranillo grape variety, the soil and the climate, combined with skilled winemaking knowhow, have positioned these wines produced on the banks of the River Douro amongst the finest and most appreciated in the world.
CASTILLA Y LEÓN HAS 75,000 HECTARES DEDICATED TO WINE PRODUCTION
In addition, the Rueda Designation of Origin is considered one of the best white wine making areas in Spain and the world, although it also produces red and rosé wines. Rueda is associated with its own unique white grape variety, Verdejo.
In recent years, Toro has become another major driving force for the mid-Douro reds, produced from its own unique variety: Tinta de Toro.
The Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León quality seal can include all the vineyards located in the Autonomous Community, extending to both those that already hold some type of official quality seal and those that do not. In all, Castilla y León has 75,000 hectares dedicated to wine production (6% of the national total). It ranks fourth in terms of grape production in Spain and is home to more than 500 wineries that are flourishing thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of 18,500 producers of fine wines.
The autonomous community boasts no fewer than 14 Designations of Origin, including 4 quality wine areas (Protected Designations of Origin). There is also a specific quality seal for the entire territory: the Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
To taste some of the wines mentioned above, as well as some spirits (gin and liquors), visit the Castilla y Léon stand.
Hall 1 / Stand E102