Which is the first wine region in spain?

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  • The Malaga DO, Spain's first such designation, was established in 1933. Its Consejo Regulador (wine authority) also manages the Sierras de Malaga DO (introduced in 2001, ostensibly for dry wines) and Pasas de Malaga DO (raisins of Malaga).

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The Penedès is the largest and most productive wine region of Catalonia and is considered the birthplace of Cava, which was first made in 1872 by the Codorníu winery. It was the first wine region to adopt the use of temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks.

Rioja was the first Spanish region to be awarded DOCa status in 1991, followed by Priorat in 2003. Priorat uses the Catalan language DOQ, for denominació d'origen qualificada. These are the only two regions considered "above" DO status. DO – denominación de origin, the mainstay of Spain's wine quality control system.

Wine has been cultivated in Spain since at least 1,100 BC when Phoenicians established in the area of Cadiz. This area of Spain is closed to the sea and offered a perfect shipping base for the commerce-minded Phoenicians. Inland, this region is fertile, easy to harvest and hot.

There are 138 official wine designations in Spain (as of 2020). The regions are incredibly diverse, producing everything from zesty Albariño to inky, black Monastrell. So, the best way to learn about Spanish wine is to break up the country into 7 distinct climates. Albariño vineyards trained on pergolas in Rías Baixas.

Wine regions of Spain. Traditionally Spain is divided into 12 wine regions. Going clockwise from the north they are the Galician Region, Cantabrian Region, Del Duero Region, Alto Ebro Region, Aragonese Region, Catalan Region, Balearics Region, De Levante Region, Central Region, Andalusian Region, Extremaduran Region, and the Canarian Region

The most significant of the Spanish 'wine rivers' are the Miño, Duero, Tajo, Guadiana and Ebro. The first four of these flow westwards into Portugal, where they become the Minho, Douro, Tejo and Guadiana (see Portugal).

Spain can be traditionally divided into 12 main wine regions. These wine regions somewhat follow the administrative borders of the 17 Autonomous Communities that make up the modern state of Spain. The central Autonomous Community of Castilla – La Mancha is the largest wine producing region, producing 13 million hectolitres, a third of Spanish wine output.

The Priorat is a renowned wine area located in northern Spain just south of the city Barcelona. It is one of the best wine regions in Spain. This is one of two wine regions in Spain that is certified with the DOQ, the highest wine certification in the country. Priorat wine is world-famous and popular in many international countries.

Central Spain Wine Regions The main wine-producing regions in central Spain include La Mancha, Valdepeñas, Jumilla, Almansa, Valencia, Mentrida, Mondejar, Manchuelo and Pagos. The dominating region here though is La Mancha, home to Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza, now one of the oldest wine-producing regions in Spain.

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