Cigales
It is situated north of the Douro Valley, between the provinces of Palencia and Valladolid (Spain). on both sides of the river Pisuerga. The make up 13 municipalities, with an area of ​​574 km2, whose center is Cigales. He earned the designation of origin in 1991, although its origins date back to the second century. C. whose first settlers wer...
It is situated north of the Douro Valley, between the provinces of Palencia and Valladolid (Spain). on both sides of the river Pisuerga. The make up 13 municipalities, with an area of ​​574 km2, whose center is Cigales. He earned the designation of origin in 1991, although its origins date back to the second century. C. whose first settlers were the vacceos, conquered by the Romans, and later come the barbarians Germans and Arabs, until the reconquista, which led people from other regions, resulting in the existing population today. The soil consists of sand, limestone and gypsum clays, resting on clays and with little organic matter. The average altitude of the vineyard is 750 m, under the influence of a continental climate with an average temperature of 12 ° C and low rainfall. The grape varieties grown are classic Douro Valley: Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), Garnacha and Garnacha Gris, as varieties and Albillo and Verdejo white, used for rosé. The larger wineries have introduced experimentally Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The strains are usually planted in glass, except the youngest vineyards, most Tinta del País, usually in trellising, which have built irrigation systems. The OD Cigales has traditionally been associated with aromatic and rosé wines, which in the 90s have been added reds made by carbonic maceration system, including experimental mixtures, such as Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon. The results suggest that there is huge potential for quality aging and excellent wines Reserve.
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