Calatayud (Aragon)

Calatayud (Aragon)

Average temp. : 13.5 ºC
Average rainfall: 350 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,700 hours annually

Calatayud DO

When Calatayud achieved DO status in 1990, it became Aragon’s second largest quality wine-producing region after Cariñena. Since then, it has been upgrading and perfecting its wines with both cooperative and private bodegas undertaking progressive improvements.

There has been considerable investment in new technology, new winemaking systems and vineyard research. Thanks to all of these factors, the Calatayud wines are now beginning to show their true potential.

Many of the new wines are exploring the possibilities of the Garnacha grape, harvested when fully mature. A new category of young red wines called Calatayud Superior is made from Garnacha from vines that are at least tfifty years old, with yields of no more than 3,500 kg per hectare.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Calatayud
Crta. de Valencia, 8
50300 Calatayud
Tel.: +34 976 884 260

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Calatayud PDO

Area under vine
3,500 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
800 m.
Soil types
Grey and red slate, limestone, clay and loam, gypsum and pebbles.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía and Chardonnay.
Principal grapes (r)
Garnacha Tinta, Tempranillo, Syrah, Bobal, Monastrell.
Maximum crop
7,000 kg/ha (red); 8,000 kg/ha (white); 4,500 kg/ha (old vines)
Production 2013
8,709,096 kg
Production 2014
10,200,000 kg
Production 2015
11,367,000 kg