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Valles de Benavente

DO area for white, rosé and red wines around the eponymous city of Benavente (Zamora province) in the Spanish region Castile and Leon, The former rural wine area was classified in 2005. The vineyards cover about 360 hectares of vineyards. Approved are the white wine varieties Verdejo and Malvasía (Malvasía Castellana = Síria ), as well as the red wines Tempranillo. Prieto Picudo. Mencia. Garnacha Tinta and Cabernet Sauvignon, Due to the climatic and gelogischen conditions is partly an application requiring artificial irrigation required. The maximum permitted yields are 7,000 kg / ha for red wines and a maximum of 9,000 kg / ha for white wines. Of the alcohol content must be at least 11% vol for white and rosé wines, 11.5% for red wines and 12% for Reserva and Gran Reserva amount.

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