Calatayud D.O.

Located in the Province of Zaragoza (Aragon) in north eastern Spain.

Climate: Continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. This is among the driest growing regions for wine grapes of all of Spain

Soil: Soils are typically based on iron-rich clay or a combination of clay and chalk. They often also exhibit stones, either rounded large (~3 inch) stones or broken slate.

You can see excellent photos of the soil types here: D.O. Calatayud Soils

Grape Varities: Garnacha Tinta (Grenache) is the main variety for the region. Other allowed red grapes include: Tempranillo, Syrah, Mazuela (Carignan/Carinena), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bobal and Monastrell. Allowed white varieties include: Viura, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.

Wineries in this Region