One of the great differences between wines and others, lies in the grapes that have been developed. We could say that grape varieties there are "thousands", but when appropriate grapes for wine making is concerned, the number is reduced to a few hundred. Anecdotally, in Madrid ampelographic Museum has a collection of nearly 3000 varieties, making it the first in importance of our country and the third in the world.
The Denominations of Origin as set a Variety Supported. These are the best adapted to the climate and soil of the production area, providing the highest standards of quality wines.
Bodegas Fernando Castro know the personality of the wine is marked by the variety of the vine and the grape selection in the process of collection and processing. In the production area 12 different grape varieties, which allow the development of varietal and coupages stylish and original personality, perfect for a different taste each time Valdepeñas grown.
Within this Production Zone in the White Varieties and Airen, Tempranillo or Tinto Cencibel are the most important, because for centuries its cultivation is present on this earth. It is true that in recent decades have added new grape varieties, that after the relevant studies have demonstrated a high adaptability to the general conditions of the production area.
Airen. Clean and bright wine pale straw yellow color, sometimes with a golden hue and rarely greenish or steely. Aromas from moderate to good fruit intensity with clear tones clearly remember the apple or banana and sometimes with faint hints of almond and wild flowers. A dry mouth or something are doomed, light body, with little extract of fresh flavor not too acid.
Maccabee. Demonstrates aromatic potential than traditional Airen. In our region is considered very convenient for both still wines to sparkling wines, very slow oxidation makes these wines suitable for aging in wood. The wine is pale and light with hints of green fruit.
Chardonnay. It produces elegant wines with significant aromatic potential and very fine, pale yellow, with characteristic primary tropical aromas. These are wines with good body and structure well suited to ferment in barrels, with great body and structure. We suggest that the grapes do not come with a high degree Baume because it loses much of its fragrance and finesse.
Sauvignon Blanc. It is considered the finest variety after Chardonnay, known for their strong potential aromatic wines reminiscent of freshly cut grass. Must be developed with the intention of obtaining a not too alcoholic product and thus develop their full potential and good qualities, resulting wines with noticeable acidity, nice straw yellow.
Moscatel de Grano Menudo. Its main difference from other moscateles is the small size of the grapes. Wines are noted for their high aromatic potential, reminiscent of flowers and fruits. It has good ability to mix with other less aromatic varieties.
Verdejo. It is distinguished by its pleasantly wild and fruity flavors at once, with a certain structure on the palate, finishing with a slightly bitter finish, but with a background sweetness that gives the wine its distinctive personality.
Cencibel. It is within the native varieties best suited for aged wines of high quality. It has also proven to be very valid for young wines when they are developed for this purpose, its versatility makes it also great for pink.
Garnacha. It is a variety that is mainly for the development of young wines and rosé because it generally predominant anthocyanins on tannins, not proving suitable for aging, unless blended with other red varieties. The resulting wine has aromas of fine sweetness, with hints of ripe red fruit and flowers.
Cabernet Sauvignon. Ideal for aging wines by variety behave good structure with a high total acidity and very noticeable tannic richness, resulting wines of intense color and pungent aroma of violets and go.
Merlot. They are high quality wines that cupage with other varieties of our designation of origin may improve, especially with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cencibel. The varietals are elegant with beautiful raspberry tones, aromas reminiscent of almonds, with a pitch of clean mouth.
Syrah. Variety of fine wines which are obtained in our Denomination of Origin are dense and durable balanced, with complex aromas of great richness in shades, his palate is elegant perceiving certain astringency that does not hinder your enjoyment.
Petit Verdot. It is good variety to blend that involved only 10% of the blend highlights the flavor, color, acid and tannin wines.