Flashcards in North Central Spain Deck (15)
North Central Spain regions are...
Castilla y Leon (Ribera del Duero)
Castilla y Leon (Ribera del Duero DO) location and wines...
West of Rioja on the River Duero
Red wines from Tempranillo (Tinto del Pais) and Bourdeaux varieties
Wines richer and fuller than Rioja wines with good aging potential
What is the main DO in Castilla y Leon?
Ribera del Duero DO
What at the 3 sub zones in Rioja?
Rioja DOCa primary white grape varieties:
Rioja DOCa primary red grape varieties are:
Rioja Alta climate and soils:
Climate: continental with rainshadow effect
Soils: clay soils with chalk and iron deposits
Chalky soils best for white varieties (Viura)
Sandy soils with chalk
Tempranillo planted on iron rich soil
Rioja Alavesa climate and soils:
Climate: maritime influenced climate with highest rainfall
Soils: very chalky soils producing lightest wines with finesse
Tempranillo grapes dominates
Rioja Baja climate and soils:
Climate: warmer climate, drier than other districts
Soils: clay soils
Garnacha predominant and added to Alavesa and Alta wines in light years to give body
Red Rioja quality levels:
Vino joven: no aging requirements (Roble)
Vino de Crianza: one year in barrels, one year in bottle
Reserva: one year in barrels, two years in bottle
Gran Reserva: two years in barrels, three years in bottle
Different aging requirements for white and rose Rioja
Navarra 5 sub districts are:
Navarra Tierra Estrella
Navarra Ribera Alta
Navarra Baja Montaña
Navarra Rivera Baja
Where is Navarra located?
Navarra borders Rioja
What kind of wines is Navarra famous for?
Red wines on Navarra are based on what grapes?