Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp. : -6 ºC
Average rainfall: 380-450 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually
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.
Consejo Regulador DO Cariñena
Camino de la Platera, 7
Tel.: +34 976 793 031
- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture
- Regulatory Council, Cariñena PDO
The wines have become bigger and bolder although production of the traditional famed rosés and Moscatels has continued.