One of the greatdifferences betweenwinesand others,lies inthe grapesthat have been developed.We could say thatgrape varietiesthere are "thousands",but whenappropriategrapesfor wine makingis concerned,the numberis reduced toa fewhundred.Anecdotally,inMadridampelographicMuseumhas a collectionof nearly3000 varieties,making itthe first inimportance ofour country and thethird in the world.
The Denominations of OriginassetaVarietySupported.These are thebestadaptedto the climateandsoilofthe production area, providingthe highest standards ofqualitywines.
BodegasFernandoCastroknowthe personality of thewineis marked by thevariety ofthe vineand thegrape selectionin the process ofcollection and processing.Inthe production area12 differentgrape varieties, which allowthe development ofvarietalandcoupagesstylish andoriginal personality,perfect fora differenttasteeach timeValdepeñasgrown.
Within thisProduction ZoneintheWhiteVarieties andAiren,TempranilloorTintoCencibelare the most important, becausefor centuriesits cultivation ispresent on this earth.It is truethatin recentdecades haveadded newgrape varieties,that afterthe relevant studieshave demonstrateda high adaptability tothe general conditionsof theproduction area.
Airen.Clean and brightwinepalestraw yellowcolor,sometimes withagolden hueand rarelygreenish orsteely.Aromasfrom moderate to goodfruitintensity withcleartonesclearlyremember theapple orbananaand sometimeswith fainthints ofalmondandwildflowers.Adrymouthorsomethingaredoomed, lightbody,withlittleextractoffresh flavornot tooacid.
Maccabee.Demonstratesaromatic potentialthantraditionalAiren.In our regionis considered veryconvenient for bothstill winestosparklingwines,veryslow oxidationmakes thesewinessuitablefor agingin wood.The wineis paleand lightwith hints ofgreen fruit.
Chardonnay.It produceselegant wineswith significantaromatic potentialandvery fine,pale yellow,with characteristicprimary tropicalaromas.These are wineswith good body andstructurewell suitedto fermentin barrels,with great body andstructure.We suggestthat thegrapes do notcomewith a high degreeBaumebecause it losesmuch of itsfragranceand finesse.
SauvignonBlanc.Itis considered thefinest varietyafterChardonnay,known for their strongpotential aromaticwinesreminiscent offreshly cut grass.Mustbe developed with theintention of obtaininga not tooalcoholic productand thusdeveloptheir full potential andgood qualities, resultingwines withnoticeableacidity,nicestraw yellow.
Moscatelde Grano Menudo.Its maindifference fromothermoscatelesis the small sizeof the grapes.Winesarenoted for their higharomatic potential, reminiscent offlowersand fruits.It has goodabilityto mixwith other lessaromatic varieties.
Verdejo.It is distinguished byitspleasantlywildand fruity flavorsat once,with a certainstructure on the palate, finishing with aslightly bitter finish,but with abackgroundsweetnessthat gives thewineits distinctivepersonality.
Cencibel.It is withinthenative varietiesbest suitedforaged winesof high quality.It has alsoproven to be veryvalid foryoung wineswhen they aredeveloped for this purpose,itsversatility makes italso great forpink.
Garnacha.Itis a variety thatis mainly forthe developmentof young winesand rosébecauseitgenerallypredominantanthocyaninsontannins,not provingsuitable for aging, unlessblendedwith otherred varieties.The resulting winehas aromasoffinesweetness, with hintsof ripe red fruitand flowers.
Merlot.They arehigh quality winesthatcupagewith other varieties ofourdesignation of originmayimprove, especiallywithCabernetSauvignonandCencibel.Thevarietalsareelegantwith beautifulraspberrytones, aromasreminiscent ofalmonds,with a pitch ofcleanmouth.
Syrah.Variety offine wineswhichareobtained in ourDenomination of Originaredenseand durablebalanced,with complex aromasof great richnessin shades,hispalate iselegantperceivingcertainastringencythatdoes not hinderyour enjoyment.
PetitVerdot.It isgood variety toblendthatinvolvedonly10%of the blendhighlights theflavor, color,acid andtanninwines.