Bodegas Fernando Castro ends the summer with 4 new medals in Asia.
The Asia Wine Trophy contest has rewarded the winery with 3 medals. Two gold and one silver medal for 3 Grand Reserve wines with App...
The winery welcomes a group of Chinese importers before harvest beginning.
On the occasion of the popular wine fair of Valdepeñas town, the cellar has received the visit of a commercial mission from ...
The German competition MUNDUS VINI certified again the exquisite quality and best taste of the cellar´s wines.
Castillo de Santa Bárbara wines presented in the portfolio of Bodegas Fernando Castro wo...
Protectingthe qualityof food productsand thereforeWinehas beena constant in theregulation bygovernments.In order todefinethose products thathave amanifestQuality Certification,the EuropeanUnionand member countrieshave generatedrules whichguaranteethe requirements forthese products.
Designation of Origin(DO)is the name ofa region, area,locality or placethathas been recognized administrativelyto designatewines that fulfill thefollowing conditions:
Have beenmade in the region,area, locality ordemarcated place withgrapes fromthe same; Enjoy a highreputation in thetrade dueto its origin; Andthe quality and characteristicsof which are essentiallyor exclusively due tothe geographical environment, includingnatural and humanfactors.
Theymusthave passedat leastfive years after itsrecognitionas quality winewith a geographical indication.
Denomination ofOrigin(DOQ);Itmust,in addition tothe requirements applicable todesignations of originrequirements, the following:
Have elapsedat leastten years since itsrecognition asappellation. Allbottled winefromwineriesregistered and locatedinthe geographical areais marketed. Expect acontrol systemfrom production tomarketing versusquality and quantity, includinga physical-chemicaland organolepticcontrolvolume-limitedhomogeneous lots. Coexistenceis prohibitedin the samecellar withwinesnot entitled to theQDO, exceptwinesqualifiedpaymentswithin their territory. Ithasto have acartographic delimitation, formunicipalities,land suitablefor producingwines entitled toQDO.
Paymentsare thosewinesthat are producedinplace or ruralsitesoil characteristics andits ownmicroclimate that differentiateanddistinguish it fromothers around.Alsoknownto bea linkednametraditionally and notoriouslythe cultivation ofvineyards from whichwines are obtainedformwith singular characteristics andqualitiesand whosemaximum length islimitedby regulationby the competent authority, according tothe characteristicsof eachAutonomous Region,and may not beequal or superiorto that ofany ofthe municipalitiesin whose territoryor territories,if they are morethan one,it is located.
Iffull paymentis foundincluded inthe territorial scopeof a namequalifiedsource, maybe called"qualifiedpayment" andthe wines producedin itare called 'ofqualifiedpayment"providedattesting thatmeetsthe requirements forthe winesof the Appellation ofOriginqualifiedandenrolledin it.
Furthermore, the productionof grapes,production and bottling(with exceptions)must be madewithin thepayment.And there willbe a systemofintegral qualitythat meetsat leastthe requirements of aDOQ.
Table wineis entitled to thetraditional term"Vino de laTierra"is what hasbeendefinedtaking into accountspecific environmentaland growing conditionsthat mayconferspecific characteristicsto the wines.
Quality wineswithgeographical indicationisproducedand processedin a region,area, locality ordemarcated place withgrapes fromthem,the quality, reputationor characteristicsto the geographical environmentare dueto thehumanfactor, or both,in what isrefers to the productionof grapes,thewinemakingoraging.
Spainhas 89production areasof quality wineswithProtected Designation of Origin(PDO),of which 67arewith Designation of Origin, 2Designationof Origin,Title6 areQuality WineswithGeographical Indicationand 14areWinesPaymentwhichthe European modelofproduction, maintain strictcontrol overthe amount produced, oenologicalpractices andthe quality of thewines producedin each zone.