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Classification of Spanish quality wines

DOCa Denominación de Origen Calificada
This category originated in 1991 and is the highest quality category for Spanish wine. Only Rioja and recently also the Priorat wine region received DOCa status. The wines must be bottled in the wine region.

DO Denominación de Origen
The second category for Spanish wine is DO, similar to the French AOC, which includes the most well-known classical Spanish wines. The wines have to meet the requirements of the Consejo Regulador (Supervision of the individual wine regions), who then decides if a wine-maker is entitled to use the DO label for his wine.

DO Pago
Stays for a single property. The wine is made in one property in one small area.


 

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Classification of table wines

VdlT Vino de la Tierra
Wines from regions with no DO status as yet, but with an identifiable regional character.

VC Vino Comarcal
Areas that have no great claims on quality.

VdM Vino de Mesa
Vino de Mesa is wine made from grapes from unclassified areas or blended from different classified areas. Usually without vintage.

 

Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva

Crianza

Total stored 24 months, al least 6 months in oak

Reserva

Total stored 36 months, al least 12 months in oak

Gran Reserva

Total stored 60 months, al least 24 months in oak

 

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Facts and figures about Spanish wines and wine regions

 

 
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