Wine Grapes varieties
White. A basic grape in Jerez wines, called Jerez outside this growing area. Its high yields led to extensive planting in many Spanish regions, especially Galicia. It flourishes in Cádiz (68%), Orense, Valladolid, Zamora and Huelva. It is considered a main variety in Jerez and Condado de Huelva DOs.
White. See Xarel.lo o Xarello.
White. See Pansa Blanca
White. Plentiful in Badajoz, especially in the Guadiana area of Ribera Alta (80%), and in Albacete and Cuenca. In some areas it is known as Pardina.
White. See Albillo
White, very productive and high quality grape. It is one of the basic grapes used when making cava. It thrives in Tarragona (59%), Barcelona and Lérida. It is considered a main variety in the following DOs: Conca de Barberá, Costers del Segre, Penedés, and Tarragona. It is also a key principal variety in DO Cava.
Red. A native grape from the Somontano DO region. It produces light, aromatic wines.
White. See Planta Fina.
White grape with a high sugar content. To a greater or lesser extent, it is found almost everywhere in Spain, It is most widespread in Córdoba (68%), Badajoz, Málaga and Valencia and is considered a main variety in the following DOs: Jerez, Málaga, Montilla-Moriles, and Valencia.
White. Spanish variety of early sprouting, disease and pest’s resistant, medium size, and slightly flattened berries.
Red grape originally from Bordeaux and particularly plentiful in Médoc. It is just starting to be used to make wines in Spain.
White. Catalonia's native grape used in the D.O. Pla de Bages. Late ripening grape that produces nice, fresh, bright yellow and very aromatic wines.
Red. Also known as picapoll tinta. The grape is native to the region of Pla de Bages and Montsant.
White. See Chardonnay
Red variety of French origin found across Europe (Germany, northern Italy...), America (California, Chile...) and Australia. Burgundy and Champagne are the Pinot Noir regions par excellence. Recently there have been some examples of wines made with this grape in Spain. It is a variety that buds and ripens early, suitable for cooler northern climates. Although it is a red grape, it is also the basis for white champagne.
White. Also called Planta Pedralba. Authorised by Valencia DO.
White. Authorised by Utiel-Requena DO.
Red grape which produces very aromatic, distinctive wines, rather light in colour but very pleasant. Plentiful in Zamora and León.
Red. Specially plentiful in Aragón and Cañamero areas. Authorised by Ribera del Guadiana D.O.