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The Spanish DO area is located in the political region Valencia in the Levant and is named after two cities in the center of the area. There are extreme climatic conditions. In the hot summers there are temperatures up to 40 ° C, in the cold winters to minus 15 ° C. The vineyards at 600 to 1,000 meters above sea level cover around 40,000 hectares. Alone 32,000 of them are of the red variety Bobal occupied, which is traditionally educated in bush form. Much of it is over 50 and even up to 100 years old. Accordingly, the yields are very low, resulting in tannin and extract rich red wines. Other red varieties are Tempranillo around 10%, followed by Garnacha Tinta. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Syrah, The white wines make up only 5%, these are Macabeo. Planta Nova. Merseguera. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay,

There are the four as Vino de Pago classified areas Finca Terrerazo. Pago de Chozas Carrascal. Pago de los Balagueses and Vera de Estenas, For the main variety Bobal there is the special stage "Bobal Clásico". These red wines must come from over 50-year-old vines and have a maximum of 3,000 kilograms / hectare yield. In addition, for these vineyards is an artificial irrigation not allowed. A specialty is the Doble pasta, a dark-colored and extract-rich red wine produced by a special process. There is a special regulation, according to which the wines with which from the east adjoining DO area Valencia (and vice versa) may be blended.

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