Wine Info of Spain


Appellations of Origin & Quality Standards
Appellations
Quality Standards
Lowest Standard Vino de Mesa The Table Wine of Spain.
Second Standard Vino Comarcal or Vino de la Tierra This is comparable to the Vin de Pays of France.
Second Highest Standard

DO

Denominación de Origen

A DO wine is equivalent to an French AOC wine.
Highest Standard DOC - Denominación de Origen Calificada Like an Italian DOCG wine. Only Rioja has DOC.
The terms 'Reserva' or 'Gran Reserva' are used to indicate a better wine, like the 'Crus' in Bordeaux.
Barrel Ageing
Gran Reserva 5 years ageing with 2 years in wood.
Reserva 3 years ageing with 1 year in wood.
Vino de Crianza (con Crianza) 2 years ageing with 1 year in small barrels
Main Wine Regions of DO & DOC Appellations
Region
Appellations
La Rioja La Rioja
Navarre Navarre
Aragon Cariñena / Calatayud / Somontano / Campo de Borja
Castilla and Leon Ribera del Duero / Toro / Rueda / Cigales / Bierzo
Galicia and Basque Country Rías Baixas / Ribeiro / Valdeorras / Txakoli / Monterrei
Catalunya Penedés / Conca de Barberà / Alella / Cava / Costers del Segre / Alella / Ampurdán-Costa Brava / Priorato / Tarragone / Terra Alta
Levante Castile-La Mancha / La Mancha / Valdepeñas
Community of Valencia Alicante / Valencia
Extremadura Ribera del Guadiana
Murcia Jumilla
Andalusia Jerez (Sherry) / Montilla-Moriles
Airén / Grenache Blanc / Albariño from Galice and Verdejo / Castille-LeÓn / Maccabeo (or Viura) / Parellada / Xarel-lo / Tempranillo (or Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinto Fino, Tinto de País, Tinta de Toro) / Castille-la Manche / Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta) / Carignan (Cariñena) / Graciano

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Regulations governing Wine Labels
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine' (for some regions)
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Authenticity Seal
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The Term 'Wine'
SO2 or Other Additives

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