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Valles de Benavente

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

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