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Castilla y Leon

Spain
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Region Description

Castilla y Léon is one of Spain's largest and most important wine regions, located in the northern half of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a region rich in viticultural history and with a continental climate. Castilla y Léon has a long and storied history of winemaking, with the first vines being planted by the Romans in the 1st century BC. The region has been producing wine ever since, and today it is one of the most important wine regions in Spain

Beautiful landscape of Castilla y Leon wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The most widely planted grape variety in Castilla y Léon is Tempranillo, which is used to make the region's signature red wines. These wines are full-bodied and robust, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and leather. Other red grape varieties grown in the region include Garnacha, Monastrell, and Graciano. White wines are also produced in the region, with the most popular variety being Albariño. These wines are crisp and refreshing, with notes of citrus and stone fruit.

Notable Producers

Castilla y Léon is home to some of the most renowned wineries in Spain, including Vega Sicilia, Bodegas Protos, and Bodegas Emilio Moro. These wineries are known for producing high-quality wines that are sought after by wine lovers around the world.

Fun Fact about Castilla y Leon
Castilla y Léon is home to six Unesco world heritage sites, including the medieval city walls of Avila, the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, and Atapuerca, an archaeological site rich in Bronze Age and Stone Age artifacts.

Top Wines from Castilla y Leon

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Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco

Félix Solís

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Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and full of flavor. With its vibrant and lively character, Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is perfect for those seeking a white wine that is both versatile and enjoyable. Whether paired with light dishes or enjoyed on its own, this wine is sure to impress with its quality and style.
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Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero

Emilio Moro

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Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero is a renowned wine from the Ribera del Duero region in Spain. Crafted by a respected family-owned winery, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the region's vineyards. The vineyards are situated at high altitudes, allowing for optimal sun exposure and temperature variations, resulting in grapes with concentrated flavors. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is known for its bold and full-bodied style, with rich fruit flavors, well-integrated tannins, and a long, lingering finish. Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero is a true expression of the terroir and a must-try for wine enthusiasts.
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Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial

Abadía Retuerta

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Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial is a highly acclaimed wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the prestigious appellation of Castilla y León, Spain, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in the renowned vineyards of Abadía Retuerta. These vineyards benefit from a unique terroir, characterized by a combination of diverse soils and a favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a true reflection of its terroir, displaying a harmonious balance of fruit, structure, and elegance. Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial is known for its full-bodied nature, rich flavors, and velvety texture, making it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a premium Spanish wine experience.
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Tinto Pesquera Crianza

Tinto Pesquera

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Tinto Pesquera Crianza is a highly regarded red wine that showcases the expertise of its producer in crafting exceptional wines. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Ribera del Duero, this wine is made from grapes grown in vineyards with exceptional features, such as high altitude and poor soils, which contribute to the wine's unique character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The result is a wine with a rich and complex style, characterized by its deep color, intense aromas of ripe fruits, and well-integrated tannins. Tinto Pesquera Crianza is a true expression of the region's terroir and a delight for wine enthusiasts.
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Alión Ribera del Duero

Alión

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Alión Ribera del Duero is a robust red wine from the renowned Ribera del Duero region of Spain. This full-bodied wine has a deep ruby hue, and on the nose it reveals aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. On the palate, the wine is velvety and well-rounded, with a solid structure of tannins and acidity. Flavors of cherry, blackberry and licorice are carried by a long finish. Alión Ribera del Duero is a powerful and complex wine that is best enjoyed with hearty dishes such as stews, game and grilled meats.
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