12/06/2015 ToroWine

The quality of Spanish Wine

stirs the spring, happiness
bursts through the earth like a plant,
walls crumble,
and rocky cliffs,
chasms close,
as song is born.
(P. Neruda)

Neruda reflected his passion through the ode devoted to this product, and it is not a big surprise given that the Spanish wine is one of the most honored drinks nationwide and worldwide.

Famous critics, specialized magazines and even import/export companies acknowledge the excellent quality of our wine. It is worth enough to remember the many visits that the American wine advocate Robert M Parker does every year in Spain to taste and score the different Designations of Origin, and places them at the same level as Bordeaux, California or Rhône.

At the same time, Spain is the leader country on vineyard area, with more than 950,000 ha through the 17 country regions, although Castilla-La Mancha stands out noticeably as it covers 48.5% of the total amount.

On the same context, it is worth to appreciate the local grape varieties, more than 600 are placed around the country although an approximate of 80% of wine is produced with only 20 varieties, where we can find Tempranillo, Albariño, Grenache, Airén, Macabeo, Xarel lo, Cariñena or Monastrell among others.

The 69 Protected Designations of Origin through the Spanish territory are another indicator of the quality of Spanish wine; the most famous ones are Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Toro.

Without any doubt, the excellent value-price performance is the main weapon for markets to make a bet for the Spanish wine that is increasing its quality and keeping the competitiveness in prices.

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