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Consejo Regulador

Each DO represented by a council of vine-growers, wine producers, and merchants who decide on the ground rules for their region

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Bodega

Spanish term for a wine cellar, winery, tavern or grocery selling wine

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Finca

Spanish for estate

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Viña, viñedo

Spanish for vineyard

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Vino de Mesa

Old Spanish term for table wine, most basic category and now known as wine without a geographical indication

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Vino de la Tierra

Wines from legally designated zones that don't qualify for DOP. Now replaced with IGP

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DO/DOCa/DOQ

Denominación de Origin/Protegida/Calificada

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Crianza

Red- 2 yrs, 6 in cask. White-18 m, 6 in cask. 330 L

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Reserva

Red-3yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-18 m, 6 m in cask

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Gran Reserva

Red-5 yrs, 18 m in cask.
White-4 yrs, 6 m in cask

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Rioja Crianza

Red-2 yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-2 yrs, 6 in cask (225L)

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Rioja Reserva

Red-3 yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-2 yrs, 6 m in cask (225L)

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Rioja Gran Reserva

Red-24 m in oak, 36 m bottle.
White-4 yrs, 6 m in cask (225L)

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Noble

18 m aging in casks less than 600 L or bottle

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Añejo

24 m aging in casks less than 600 L or bottle

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Viejo

36 m aging, demonstrates marked oxidative character

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Pago

Vineyard

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Vino de Pago

Special Spanish category of supposedly exceptionally high-quality, single-estate wines, granted their ow appellation. 15 total

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Miguel Torres SA

Largest family-owned producer of premium wine and Spanish brandy. In Penedès. 75% of wine exported. 2nd largest wine distributor in China, many foreign investments

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Codorníu

One of world's largest producers of traditional method sparkling. Codorníu Napa, Cellers de Scala Dei (Priorat) Bodega Bilbaínas (Rioja), Legaris (Ribero del Duero)

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Freixenet

World's largest producer of traditional method sparkling in world, most significant exporter of cava. Solar Viejo (Rioja), Morlanda (Priorat), Garbó (Montsant), Valdubón (Ribero del Duero), Vionta (Rías Baixas)

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González-Byass

Largest producer of sherry, still run by the family of Manuel María González Angel who founded it in 1835. Wineries in Rioja, Somontano, Castilla-La Mancha, Cádiz

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Vega Sicilia

Spain's 1st Growth. 1,000 ha farm making wine in this style since 1864. Tempranillo, CS, Merlot, Malbec

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Vega Sicilia wines

Valbuena-5 yr vintage dated, aged in American oak. Vega Sicilia Unico-best vintages, released after 10 yrs in a combo or wood tanks, new barriques, old barrels and bottles. Reserva Especial-mulit vintage

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Major Rivers

Duero, Tajo, Guadiana, Guadalaquivir all drain into Atlantic. Ebro is SE flowing into Mediterranean. Regions divided mainly by mountain ranges

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When was irrigation legalized

1996