Average temp. : 13.5 ºC
Average rainfall: 350 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,700 hours annually
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.
Consejo Regulador DO Calatayud
Crta. de Valencia, 8
Tel.: +34 976 884 260
- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture
- Regulatory Council, Calatayud PDO
Calatayud wines are now beginning to show their true potential.