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North Central Spain regions are...

Castilla y Leon (Ribera del Duero)
Rioja
Navarra

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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

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What is the main DO in Castilla y Leon?

Ribera del Duero DO

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What at the 3 sub zones in Rioja?

Rioja Alta
Rioja Baja
Rioja Alavesa

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Rioja DOCa primary white grape varieties:

Viura
Malvasia
Garnacha Blanca
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Verdejo

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Rioja DOCa primary red grape varieties are:

Tempranillo
Graciano
Garnacha Tinta
Mazuelo

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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

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Rioja Alavesa climate and soils:

Climate: maritime influenced climate with highest rainfall

Soils: very chalky soils producing lightest wines with finesse

Tempranillo grapes dominates

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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

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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

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Navarra 5 sub districts are:

Navarra Valdizarbe
Navarra Tierra Estrella
Navarra Ribera Alta
Navarra Baja Montaña
Navarra Rivera Baja

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Where is Navarra located?

Navarra borders Rioja

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What kind of wines is Navarra famous for?

Rosado wines

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Red wines on Navarra are based on what grapes?

Grenache
Tempranillo
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot

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White wines on Navarra are based on what grapes?

Viura
Malvasia
Chardonnay