Jointed around the large Douro basin and extending over 90,000 square kilometers, the region of Castile and Leon is a place rich in landscapes and diverse microclimates that characterize the landscape richness and the beauty of these territories, preserving more than 70,000 hectares of land for viticulture.
It is here, in this region that are produced from the most ancient times, wines of the most renowned in the world that have therefore obtained the IGP mark that protects its geographical origin; the zone of Bierzo, is famous for the Mencìa grape variety, a variety preserved by the monks of Compostela which produces light and fruity wines. In the historical context, the Old Castile and the Kingdom of León here constituted one of the largest autonomous communities of Spain that with its nine provinces, counts numerous cultural assets defined as world heritage; in these places it is possible to taste the best wines produced in Spain, in ancient cellars that have been operating for generations.
Thanks to its defined Mediterranean climate of continental type, with cold winters and short and warm summers, the region of Castile and Leon, is known above all for the production of red and rosé wines obtained from local grapes and in any case mediterranee. These are vines located on large limestone formations at 850 meters above sea level from which full-bodied wines are obtained and aromatics like the Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Prieto Picudo and Garnasha varieties; as many sophisticated wines are obtained from vines like the Verdejo, Albarín Blanco, Albilllo just to name a few that together with the aforementioned, have obtained the so-called "Do ", or designation of origin.
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