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Ribera del Guadiana

DO area (shore of the Guadiana) in the Spanish region Extremadura right on the border too Portugal, It was named after the river Guadiana, which flows through the wine region in a westerly direction. The area extends for the most part in the southern half, the Extremadura Baja. The approximately 22,000 hectares of vineyard area was formed in 1999 from six former land wine areas (VT). These are Cañamero in the northeast (5 municipalities), Matanegra in the very south (8), Montánchez in the center (27), Ribera Alta in the central east (38), Ribera Baja in the central west (11) and Tierra de Barros in the southeast (36 ).

Despite the large extent over 100 kilometers, there is a homogeneous climate with hot, dry summers and temperate winters. There are sometimes quite different soil types, In Cañamero and Montánchez barren slate soils prevail, in Ribera Alta sandy soils as well as in Matanegra, Ribera Alta and Ribera Baja Schwenmmland soils. Tierra de Barros (Land of Clay), the largest and best-rated area, had been registered as a temporary DO since 1979. He has fertile, nutrient-rich loamy soil at around 500 meters above sea level. Due to the easterly winds prevails here extremely hot, dry climate.

With the founding of the DO, a large quality boost was achieved, especially among the red wines. The most important red wines are Bobal. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cigüente ( Síria ), Eva ( Beba ) Garnacha Tinta. Garnacha Tintorera. Graciano, Jáen Tinto ( Mencia ), Mazuela or Cariñena ( mazuelo ) Monastrell. Merlot. Pinot Noir. Syrah and Tempranillo, The most important white wines are alarije, Borba Blanca ( Riesling ) Cayetana Blanca. Chardonnay, Malvar ( Lairén ), Montúa ( Chelva ), Moscatel de Alejandría ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ), Moscatel de Grano Menudo ( Muscat Blanc ) Pardina. Parellada. Pedro Ximénez. perruno. Sauvignon Blanc. Verdejo and Viura ( Macabeo ).

The production of a number is very large Winzergenossenschaften (Cooperativas), whose members often cultivate both wine and olive trees. Well-known producers are Bodegas Cañalva Castelar, Cooperativa CAVE San José. Bodegas Las Granadas Coronadas. Bodegas Marcelino Díaz, Hijos de Francisco Escaso, Exagravín, Bodegas Lar de Barros - INVIOSA, Bodegas El Maestrino, Bodegas Martínez Paiva. Bodegas Matamoros Toribio. Bodegas Medina. Cooperativa Montevirgen. Bodegas Dolores Morenas. Cooperativa de Olivareros y Viticultores. Bodegas Ortiz. Cooperativa Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. Bodegas Paradells, Bodegas Peña del Valle, Bodegas Puente Ajuda. Bodegas Romale, Ruiz Torres, San Antonio Bodegas. Cooperativa San Isidro. Bodega San Marcos de Almendralejo, Cooperativa Santa María Egipciaca, Bodegas Santa Marta Virgen. Bodegas Ventura de Vega, Viñaoliva, Viña Santa Marina. Viñas de Alange. Compañía Vinícola del Guadiana. Cooperativa Virgen de la Estrella. Viticultores de Barros,

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