Castilla-La Mancha has registered in 2017 one of the earliest harvest campaigns that are remembered, with an earlier harvest of 15-20 days.
DO Valdepeñas has reported a 6% year-on-year drop in this y...
Bodegas Fernando Castro medal panel continues to increase, even during the summer season, right in the middle of the harvest season for next vintage 2017.
This time two different contests rewards the...
Designation of originisthe geographical name ofthe region, area,placeor localityused to designatea product fromthe vine,wineorspiritsof the respectivearea havingdifferentialqualities andtraits duemainlyto the natural environmentand itsdevelopment andupbringing.
It is understood thata geographicalnameregion, area, place orlocality isused to designatea product fromits origin,when it reachespermanentlywide dissemination andknowledgein national andinternational market.
Protected Designations ofOrigin(PDO) is thesystem used inSpainfor the recognition ofdifferentiated qualityandresult ofdifferentialcharacteristics,dueto the geographical environmentin which theraw materials are produced, the productsare made,and the influencethehuman factor involvedin them.
To summarize,the main requirementsto contemplatea winewithin adenomination of originare: The quality andcharacteristicsare essentiallyor exclusivelydueto its geographical origin, with itsinherenthuman and cultural factors. 100% of the grapescome exclusively from theproduction area. Its developmenttakes place withinthe geographical area. It is obtained fromstrains isolatedvarieties belonging toVitisvinifera.