Spanish Wine

Spanish wine has a long tradition. In Spain it was already around 4000 BC. Chr. Viticulture operated. This comes from old grape residues found from grape varieties.

The Phoenicians founded 1100 BC. The city of Cádiz in southern Spain, and operated increasingly viticulture. After the Phoenicians came the Carthaginians and continued the tradition of viticulture.

With the expansion of the Roman Empire, the export of Spanish wine became more and more important. It was drunk in Rome and spread with the Roman soldiers in the Loire Valley, Normandy, Brittany and as far as England.  

Vino Blanco 0.75L - White Wine of our brand BM Wine Select
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Vino Tinto 0.75L - Red Wine of house brand BM Wine Select
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Vino Rosado 0.75L - Rosé Wine of our brand BM Wine Select
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The Spanish viticulture

Acreage and wineries

Spain has the largest area under vine in the world, with 967,000 hectares (as of 2017).
This area is cultivated by 150,000 wineries and 5,000 bodegas and bottling plants.
 

Grape Varieties

Spanish wines are made from more than 250 different grape varieties. Although Spain is more known for its red wine, 50% of the cultivated area is for white vines, making Spain the largest producer of white wine.  

The best known grape varieties are Tempranillo, Airén, Monastrell, Macabeo (also known as Viura), Parellada and Xarel-lo. The latter three are white grapes used to make Spanish cava.
 

Wine Acreage of Spain

Acreage Spain
 
  1. Rías Baixas DO (or Rías Bajas)
  2. Ribeiro DO
  3. Ribeira Sacra DO
  4. Monterrei DO
  5. Valdeorras DO
  6. Bierzo DO
  7. Tierra de León DO
  8. Cigales DO
  9. Arribes DO
  10. Toro DO
  11. Tierra del Vino de Zamora DO
  12. Rueda DO
  13. Ribera del Duero DO
  14. Arlanza DO
  15. Rioja DOCa
  16. Txacoli de Álava - Arabako Txakolina DO (Chacolí de Álava)
  17. Txakoli de Bizkaia - Bizkaiko Txakolina DO (Chacolí de Vizcaya)
  18. Txakoli de Getaria - Getariako Txakolina DO (Chacolí de Guetaria)
  19. Navarra DO
  20. Campo de Borja DO
  21. Cariñena DO
  22. Calatayud DO
  23. Somontano DO
  24. Costers del Segre DO
  25. Terra Alta DO
  26. Tarragona DO
  27. Montsant DO
  28. Priorat DOCa (Priorato)
  29. Conca de Barberà DO
  30. Penedès DO
  31. Pla de Bages DO
  32. Alella DO
  33. Empordà DO (Ampurdán)
  34. Binissalem DO
  35. Pla i Llevant DO
  36. Valencia DO
  37. Utiel-Requena DO
  38. Alicante DO
  39. Yecla DO
  40. Bullas DO
  41. Jumilla DO
  42. Almansa DO
  43. Manchuela DO
  44. Ribera del Júcar DO
  45. Uclés DO
  46. Mondéjar DO
  47. La Mancha DO
  48. Valdepeñas DO
  49. Méntrida DO
  50. Vinos de Madrid DO
  51. Ribera del Guadiana DO
  52. Condado de Huelva DO
  53. Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO
  54. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO (also covers Manzanilla DO area)
  55. Málaga DO & Sierras de Málaga DO
  56. Montilla-Moriles DO
  57. Cava DO (Multiple places, not represented)
  58. La Palma DO
  59. El Hierro DO
  60. La Gomera DO
  61. Abona DO
  62. Tacoronte-Acentejo DO
  63. Valle de Güímar DO
  64. Ycoden-Daute-Isora DO
  65. Valle de La Orotava DO
  66. Gran Canaria DO
  67. Lanzarote DO
  68. Catalunya DO

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