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Spain has nearly 1.2 million hectares of vineyards, which makes it the country with the largest acreage of vineyards in the world, representing more than 15% of the world total. As for production, Spain ranks third behind Italy and France.

Wines with Protected Designation of Origin P.D.O., are wines whose quality and characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to its geographical origin, with its inherent human and cultural factors. The 100% of the grapes come exclusively from the geographical area of production, processing takes place within that area and is obtained from distillation of wine varieties belonging to Vitis vinifera.

There are about 600 native Spanish grape varieties, but about 80% of the national production is made with only about 20of them, among which highlights Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha, Palomino, Airen, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo, Cariñena and Monastrell.

In Spain there are currently 70 Designations of Origin, whose mission is to regulate and control the quality of the wine in different geographical areas of our territory. Of these, only two obtained the distinction Qualified Designation of Origin: are Q.D.O. Rioja and Q.D.O. Priorato. An Designation of Origin can become Qualified Designation of Origin if it meets a number of conditions such as having more than 10 years old or when the wineries cannot using, at no time, other wines not originating in the territory covered by the D.O.

Our selection of wines with Designation of Origin are as follows: Cariñena, El Bierzo, Jerez, Jumilla, La Mancha, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Montilla Moriles, Navarra, Penedès, Priorato, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro, Ribera del Guadiana , Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Rueda, Txakolí and Valdepeñas.