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D.O. Cigales

D.O. Cigales

Description to D.O. Cigales

The named after the city of the same DO is located in the Spanish region Castile and Leon west of the DO Ribera del Duero, It covers in 12 communities about 2,900 hectares of vineyards, mostly slopes and terraces. The continental climate is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Here was already in the Middle Ages clairet And today's reputation is also based on rosé wines (Rosados), which account for two-thirds of production. These are made from the red varieties Tinto del País (Tempranillo, at least 60%) and Garnacha Tinta and the white varieties Verdejo, Viura, Palomino and Albillo and briefly expanded in barrel. On the back label they are referred to as Cigales Nuevo. The red wines are blended from Tinto del País (at least 85%) and Garnacha Tinta and sometimes with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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