Asturias wine

by Neil Morris

Asturias is not a Spanish region you would associate with wine; many Spanish people are oblivious of its very existence, referring instead to the prolific production of Cider for which the area is better known. Indeed, there are no Denominaciónes de Origen in Asturias but that does not mean there is no wine, in fact there has been wine grown in the region for centuries.

The area of Cangas de Narcea (Vino de la Tierra), situated in the southwest of the region on the border with Leon, has both a landscape and climate suited to viticulture and this forgotten corner of the Spanish wine industry is now starting to see a resurgence in production.

The job of convincing the rest of Spain, and indeed the world, that Asturias can produce wines that can be taken seriously is not easy; but some more intrepid wine buffs are already starting to take notice. There are now several bodegas that have joined forces to pioneer the new wave of Asturian wine; if they can maintain the momentum we predict a cult following for this exciting region very soon.

Vino de la Tierra

canga de la tierra

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