Cariñena (Aragon)

Cariñena (Aragon)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp. : -6 ºC
Average rainfall: 380-450 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Cariñena DO

Cariñena, the largest and oldest of the Aragonese DOs, was one of Spain's earliest areas to be demarcated, in 1932. It has given its name to the grape of the same name, called the Mazuelo elsewhere in northern Spain and the Carignan in France.

The last decade has seen fast development thanks to fusions between small bodegas and cooperatives, and the reshaping of wines to modern tastes.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Cariñena
Camino de la Platera, 7
50400 Cariñena
Tel.: +34 976 793 031

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Cariñena PDO

Area under vine
14,459 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
400 - 800 m.
Soil types
Reddish-brown limestone over rocky subsoils with carbonates, some alluvial, some slate (See Geography / Relief and climate).
Principal grapes (w)
Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel de Alejandría and Parellada.
Principal grapes (r)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha tinta, Juan Ibáñez, Cariñena (Mazuela), Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo and Vidadillo.
Maximum crop
White - 9,000 kg/ha; red - 8,500 kg/ha
Production 2013
77,157,625 kg
Production 2014
85,241,636 kg
Production 2015
109,014,176 kg