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DO of

Castilla y Leon

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Cigales DO

Ribera del Duero DO

Arlanza DO
(closest DO to Rioja)

Bierzo DO
(borders on Valdeorras)

Toro DO

Arribes DO
(on the Portuguese border)

Rueda DO

Tierra del Vino de Zamora DO

Tierra de Leon DO

2

What DO (or DOs) of Castillo y Leon

make sparkling wine?

Cigales DO

Rueda DO

3

What DO (or DOs) of Castillo y Leon

make sweet/dessert wine?

Cigales DO

4

What DO (or DOs) of Castillo y Leon

make fortified wine?

Rueda DO
(Dorado)

5

What DO (or DOs) does the Duero river run through?

east to west
(as the river flows)

Ribera del Duero

Rueda

Toro

Tierra del Vino de Zamora

Arribes

Note:
- becomes the Douro river after it crosses into Portugal

6

What was the first DO in Castillo y Leon?

Rueda DO

(established in 1980)

Note:
- Ribeira del Duero was not recognized as a DO until 1982 even though Vega Sicilia had been making wine there for over 100 years (1864), and had enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim for over 50 years (1929).

7

What are the newest DO of Castillo y Leon?

Arlanza

Arribes

Tierra de Leon

Tierra del Vino de Zamorra

(all established in 2007)

8

What styles of wine are made in

Cigales DO?

Blanco
(50% min Verdejo)

Rosado

Tinto
(50% min combined:
Tinta del País, Garnacha Tinta/Gris)

Espumoso

Vino Dulce
(blanco, rosado, or tinto)

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Note:
- Tinto can be Crianza, Reserva, or Gran Reserva

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Cigales DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado
Espumoso
 - Vino Dulce

Blanco
50% min Verdejo
~11% ABV~

Rosado
50% min combined:
Tinta del Pais (aka: Tempranillo)
Garnacha Tinta, Granacha Gris

~11% ABV~

Tinto
50% min combined:
Tinta del Pais (aka: Tempranillo)
Garnacha Tinta, Granacha Gris

~12% ABV~

Espumoso
50% min "recommended varieties"

~9% ABV~

Vino Dulce
(blanco - rosado - tinto)

~11% ABV~
*45 - 90 g/l RS

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Note:
- Tinto can be Crianza, Reserva, or Gran Reserva

10

What are the provinces of Ribera del Duero DO?

[east to west]
as the river flows

Soria

Segovia

Valladolid
(all the best estates are here)

11

What styles of wine are made in

Ribera del Duero DO?

Rosado

Tinto
(75% min Tinto del Pais)

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Note:
Rosado here can be Crianza

Tinto here can be
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

12

Ribera del Duero DO
(rosado)

Tinto - Rosado

Rosado
50% min combined:
Tinta del Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Malbec, Merlot, Garnacha, Albillo Mayor

~11% min ABV~

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Tinto
75% min Tinta del Pais

~11.5% min ABV~

==========

Note:
Rosado, and Tinto can be Crianza

Only Tinto can be Reserva or Gran Reserva

13

Ribera del Duero DO
(tinto)

Tinto - Rosado

Tinto
75% min Tinta del Pais

~11.5% min ABV~

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Rosado
50% min combined:
Tinta del Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Malbec, Merlot, Garnacha, Albillo Mayor

~11% min ABV~

==========

Note:
Rosado, and Tinto can be Crianza

Only Tinto can be Reserva or Gran Reserva

14

Ribera del Duero DO

Tinto - Rosado

~7000 kg/ha~
~49 hl/ha~

Rosado
50% min combined:
Tinta del Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Malbec, Merlot, Garnacha, Albillo Mayor

~11% min ABV~

Tinto
75% min Tinta del Pais

~11.5% min ABV~

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Note:
Rosado, and Tinto can be Crianza

Only Tinto can be Reserva or Gran Reserva

15

Name 4 producers of

Ribera del Duero

Pesqueira

Aalto

Vega Sicilia

Dominio del Pingus

Note:
- All of these producers are in the Valladolid province on Ribera del Duero's western side.

16

What is the min ABV of 

Ribera del Duero?

Rosado
11% min ABV

Tinto
11.5% min ABV

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max yield:
7000 kg/ha
49 hl/ha

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planting density:
min: 2000 vines/ha
max: 4000 vines/ha

17

What are the planting density requirements of 

Ribera del Duero?

min:
2000 vines/ha

max:
4000 vines/ha

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min ABV:
11% (rosado)
11.5% (tinto)

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max yield:
7000 kg/ha
49 hl/ha

18

What is the max harvest yield of 

Ribera del Duero?

7000 kg/ha

49 hl/ha

==========

min ABV:
11% (rosado)
11.5% (tinto)

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planting density:
min: 2000 vines/ha
max: 4000 vines/ha

19

What is the Maximum amount of combined 

Garnacha
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Merlot
Albillo Mayor

allowed in Ribera del Duero DO Tinto?

25% combined Max

5% Max combined:
Garnacha & Albillo Mayor

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75% min Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo)

20

What styles of wine are made in

Arlanza DO?

Blanco
(Viura & Albillo)
-- close to Rioja so Viura makes sense --

Rosado
(50% min Tinta del Pais)

Tinto
(50% min Tinta del Pais)

==========

Note:
All styles here can be
Joven - Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

21

Arlanza DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado
Joven - Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

Blanco
Viura, Albilla

~10.5% min ABV~

(Arlanza is the closest to Rioja so Viura makes sense)

Rosado
50% min Tinta del Pais
(can be 100%)

~11% min ABV~

Tinto
50% min Tinta del Pais
(can be 100%)

~11.5% min ABV~ {joven}
~12% min ABV~ {Crianza+}

22

What styles of wine are made in

Bierzo DO?

Blanco
(Dona Branca, Godello)
-- Godello makes sense; border Valdeorras --

Rosado
(50% min Mencia)

Tinto
(70% min Mencia)

==========

Note:
All wines here can be
Joven - Crianza - Reserva

23

What river runs through Bierzo?

Minho River

Note:
- Bierzo borders on Valdeorras DO in Galicia.

24

Bierzo DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado
Joven - Crianza - Reserva

Blanco
Dona Branca, Godello
-- Godello makes sense; border Valdeorras --

also:
Malvasia, Palomino

~11-13% ABV~

Rosado
50% min Mencia

~11-14% ABV~

Tinto
70% min Mencia

~11-14% ABV~

25

What styles of wine are made in

Toro DO?

Blanco
(Verdejo, Malvasia)
-- Verdejo makes sense: borders Rueda --

Rosado

Tinto
(75% min Tinta del Toro)

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Note:
Tinto can be
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

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Toro DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado

Blanco
Verdejo, Malvasia

~11-13% ABV~

Rosado
DO doc is unclear.  Seems to indicate use of any grapes authorized for the region...

~11-14 ABV~

Tinto
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

75% min Tinta do Toro

25% Max:
Grenache
(only other grape authorized for Tinto!)

~12.5-15% ABV~

27

What styles of wine are made in

Arribes DO?

Blanco
(60% min Malvasia)

Rosado
(60% min 'major' reds)

Tinto
(60% min 'major' reds)

==========

Note:
All wines can be
Joven - Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

Aging terms also used here:
Roble - Fermentado en Barrica

28

Arribes DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado
Joven - Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva
Roble* - Fermentado en Barrica**

All
~11.5% min ABV~

Crianza+
~12.2% min ABV~

Blanco
60% min Malvasia

also:
Verdejo, Albilla

Rosado
60% min combined:
Tempranillo, Juan García, Rufete

also:
Mencia, Garnacha,
Malvasia, Verdejo, Albilla

Tinto
60% min combined:
Tempranillo, Juan García, Rufete

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other aging levels here:

Roble
*3 months min in Oak

Fermentado in Barrica
**Barrel fermented + 3 months min in Oak

29

What styles of wine are made in

Rueda DO?

Blanco
(50% min Verdejo)

Verdejo
(85%)

Sauvignon Blanc
(85%)

Rosado
(50% red varieties)

Tinto

Espumoso
(50% min Verdejo for Secco, Semisecco)
(85% min Verdejo for Brut, Brut Nature)

Rueda Dorado
(VdL)
(*4 years, 2 in wood)

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Note:
Blanco, Tinto, and Rosado can be
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

30

Rueda DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado
Verdejo - Sauvignon Blanc
Espumoso - Rueda Dorado

Tinto, Blanco, and Rosado can be:
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

Blanco
50% min Verdejo

also:
Sauvignon Blanc, Viura, Palomino

~11% min ABV~

Fermentado en Barrica
-or-
Crianza+
~12.5% min ABV~

Rosado
50% min red varieties:
Tempranillo, Cab Sauv,
Merlot, Garnacha

~11% min ABV~

Crianza+
~12.5% min ABV~

Tinto
Tempranillo, Cab Sauv,
Merlot, Garnacha

~12% min ABV~

Espumoso
-Tradition Method!-
50% min Verdejo (secco, semisecco)
85% min Verdejo (brut, brut nature)

*9 months min on lees

Rueda Dorado
(Vino de Licor)
~15% min ABV~

*4 years min aging
**2 years min in wood

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Fermentado en Barrica
*Barrel fermented + 3 months min in Oak

31

What styles of wine are made in

Tierra de Leon DO?

Blanco

Rosado

Tinto

==========

Note:
Only Tinto wines can be
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

32

Tierra de Leon DO

Tinto - Blanco - Rosado

Blanco
50% min combined:
Albarín Blanco (aka: Albariño),
Godello, Verdejo

~10.5% min ABV~

Rosado
60% min combined:
Prieto Picudo, Mencía

~11% min ABV~

Tinto
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

60% min combined:
Prieto Picudo, Mencía

~11.5% min ABV~

Crianza+
~12% min ABV~

33

What styles of wine are made in

Tierra del Vino de Zamora DO?

Blanco

Clarete

Rosado

Tinto
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

34

Tierra del Vino de Zamora DO

Tinto - Blanco - Clarete - Rosado

Blanco
60% min combined:
Malvasia, Verdejo,
Moscatel de Grano Menudo

~11% min ABV~

Clarete
(wtf is this?)
30% min Tempranillo
{40% Max other "authorized grapes"}

~12% min ABV~

Rosado
60% min Tempranillo

~12% min ABV~

Tinto
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

75% min Tempranillo

~12.5% min ABV~

35

What is Rueda Dorado?

Vino de Licor

~15% min ABV~

*4 years min aging
**2 years min in wood

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