Calatayud DO

Calatayud DO Wine Area Map
Calatayud DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

When Calatayud achieved DO status in 1990, it became Aragon’s second largest quality wine-producing region after Cariñena. Since then, it has been upgrading and perfecting its wines with both cooperative and private bodegas undertaking progressive improvements.

There has been considerable investment in new technology, new winemaking systems and vineyard research. Thanks to all of these factors, the Calatayud wines are now beginning to show their true potential.

Many of the new wines are exploring the possibilities of the Garnacha grape, harvested when fully mature. A new category of young red wines called Calatayud Superior is made from Garnacha from vines that are at least tfifty years old, with yields of no more than 3,500 kg per hectare.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Calatayud
Crta. de Valencia, 8
50300 Calatayud
Zaragoza
Tel.: +34 976 884 260
contacto@docalatayud.com
www.docalatayud.com

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Calatayud PDO

 

Calatayud wines are now beginning to show their true potential.

Calatayud DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Calatayud DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

3,500 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

800 m.

Soil types

Grey and red slate, limestone, clay and loam, gypsum and pebbles.

Principal grapes (w)

Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía and Chardonnay.

Principal grapes (r)

Garnacha Tinta, Tempranillo, Syrah, Bobal, Monastrell.

Production
Maximum crop

7,000 kg/ha (red); 8,000 kg/ha (white); 4,500 kg/ha (old vines)

Yield

70%

Production 2013

8,709,096 kg

Production 2014

10,200,000 kg

Production 2015

11,367,000 kg