Tierra de León DO

Tierra de Leon DO Wine Area Map
Tierra de Leon DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Tierra de León Protected Designation of Origin born on July of 2007, but the existence of a characteristic grape and wines variety in this area comes to the Roman Era, lots of centuries ago.

The production area, with 1,413 Ha, is situated on the south of León and part of the north of Valladolid provinces. It is under the influence of Esla and Cea riverside.

The primal grape varieties are Verdejo, Godello, Albarín, Malvasía and Palomino (white); Prieto Picudo, Mencía, Tempranillo, y Garnacha (red). The Prieto Picudo grape is the most characteristic of this area and is known for have shape of a peak and squeezer bunch of grapes.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Tierra de León
Edificio Mirador de la Condesa - Complejo La Isla, s/n
24200 Valencia de Don Juan
León
Tel.: +34 987 751 089
info@dotierradeleon.es
www.dotierradeleon.es

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Tierra de León PDO

 

The Prieto Picudo grape is the most characteristic of this area and is known for have shape of a peak and squeezer bunch of grapes.

Tierra de Leon DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Tierra de Leon DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

1,413 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

750-800 m.

Soil types

Soils are located on alluvial terraces, with brown rocky deposits and soft limestone materials. Soil have an excellent internal drainage, with an acceptable capacity for water retention, aeration and ease of penetration of the roots, low in minerals, depth, with relevant content of limestone and poor in organic materials.

Principal grapes (w)

Verdejo, Albarín and Godello.

Principal grapes (r)

Prieto Picudo and Mencía.

Production
Maximum crop

Whites: 7,000kg/ha in low bush vines, and 10,000 kg/ha in trellising on wires vines. Reds: 6,000kg/ha in low bush vines, and 8,000 kg/ha in trellising on wires vines

Yield

74 %

Production 2013

4,546,753 kg

Production 2014

3,996,235 kg

Production 2015

4,564,899 kg