Valdeorras DO

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

Valdeorras DO is a pocket of eastern Galicia shaped by the River Sil, which cuts a long east-west corridor between sierras sheltering vines planted on the slopes above the towns in the valley.

Known for its wines in classical times, Valdeorras has made huge strides in recovering its native grapes - in particular, Godello, and, to a lesser extent, Mencía - in the last thirty years and in making distinctive varietal wines from them. 

However, the spectacular new generation of white wines now emerging has also relied on the installation of state-of-the-art bodega technology. Valdeorras Castas Nobles is a newly created category of wine with at least 85% of the recommended varieties.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valdeorras
Ctra Nacional 120, km 463
32340 Villamartín de Valdeorras
Ourense
Tel.: +34 988-300-295
consello@dovaldeorras.com
www.dovaldeorras.tv

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valdeorras PDO

 

Valdeorras has made huge strides in recovering its native grapes - Godello and Mencía - and in making distinctive varietal wines from them.

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

1,171 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

300-700 m.

Soil types

Slate, granite, clay, ferrous, quartzite and schist.

Principal grapes (w)

Godello, Doña Blanca, Loureira, Treixadura, Albariño, Torrontés and Lado.

Principal grapes (r)

Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Albarello, Tempranillo, Brancellao, Caíño Tinto, Espadeiro and Ferrón.

Production
Maximum crop

10,000 kg/ha

Yield

72 %

Production 2013

4,434,749 kg

Production 2014

6,390,052 kg

Production 2015

6,554,798 kg