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Calatayud

The name of the DO area with the city of the same name in the northeastern region of Spain Aragon goes back to a Moorish governor named Ayud who had a castle (Kalat) built here. In the old city Bilbilis was at the turn of the day a Roman interim storage and here was the famous poet Martial (40-102). The vineyards cover 6,000 hectares of limestone, marl and slate soils. They are located at an altitude of 500 to 900 meters on both sides of the Ebro tributary Jalon and are among the hottest and driest Aragon. The most important red wine variety is Garnacha Tinta which produces high-alcohol red wines. Others are Tempranillo. Monastrell. mazuelo. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Syrah, The most important white wines are Malvasía ( Planta Nova ) Macabeo. Garnacha Blanca. Chardonnay and Moscatel Romano ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ). Rosados ​​(rosé wines) are also produced in large quantities.

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