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VEN 3 Lecture 15 Announcements: Quiz : This Thursday, May 19 Previous Lecture: The last lecture was about the wines of France, part II. We discussed Bordeaux, Rhone, Champagne, and Languedoc-Roussillon Wines of Spain & Portugal I. Spain A. Number 1 in vineyard area, but 3 rd in production due to low average yield 1. Lack of water 2. Diseased vines B. Few famous traditional wines C. Few emerging areas II. Spanish Appellations A. DO – Denominacion de Origen (Appellation of origin; where grapes are grown) 1. Controls varieties used and how the grapes are grown, etc. B. DOCa – Denominacion de Origen Calificada 1. Higher quality 2. Comparable to DOCG in Italy 3. 3 DOCa regions (Rioja, Priora, Ribera del Duero) D. Cianza 1. Red – Aged 2 years, min 6 months in oak 2. White – Aged 1 year, min 5 months in oak E. Reserva 1. Red – Aged 3 years, min of 1 year in oak 2. Whites – Aged 2 years, min 6 months in oak F. Gran Reserva (in the years of above average quality) 1. Red – Aged 5 years, min 18 months in oak
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