GRAPE VARIETIES

 

Airén

White. This is Spain's most widely planted grape variety. The bunches are large and tightly-packed. It produces wines with a characteristic bouquet and alcohol content between 12% vol. and 14% vol. It can be found, among other regions, in Ciudad Real (51% of planting), Toledo, Cuenca, Albacete, Murcia and Madrid. It is the main variety in Vinos de Madrid DO.

 

Alarije

White. Found in a large number of wine-growing areas in Extremadura. One of the most common varieties in the area around Cañamero.

 

Albarello

White. This grape is found in small quantities in Ribera del Ulla. However, it produces very aromatic, personal wines. It is quite different from Albariño, despite the similarity in their names.

 

Albarín Blanco

White. Native grape of Asturias of intense green and bright-yellow color. It is characterized by its early maturity and strong moscatel flavor that can reach high alcohol content. Also known as Raposo and Blanco Verdín.

 

Albarín Negro

Red. Limited and not very productive grape native of Asturias, medium-high alcohol content and high acidity.

 

Albariño

White. Native to Galicia, with small, very sweet glyceric berries which produce high quality wines. It is the basic grape of Rías Baixas DO. There has been a dramatic increase in the area planted with this grape over the last few years.

 

Albillo

White. This is a relatively neutral grape with an interesting glycerol level that brings smoothness to the wines in which it is used. It is mainly found in Madrid, Ávila and also in Galicia. It is an authorised Ribeiro DO variety, and a major variety in Vinos de Madrid DO. It is also known as Pardina in the DO Ribera del Duero.

 

Alcañón

White. Native to the Somontano growing area in Aragón. It produces light white wines with a distinctive bouquet.

 

Alicante

See Garnacha Tintorera.

 

Aragón

This is the name given to the Garnacha variety in certain areas of Castile and León. Tinto Aragonés is an alternative name.

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