Madrid wine

by Neil Morris

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The area around Madrid is home to many thousands of hectares of vineyards which have been officially producing wine since the 13th century although the origins of wine in the region can be traced back much further to Roman times.

The single Denominación de Origen (DO) of Madrid is known as Vinos de Madrid and has three zones; Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias which each produce their own distinctive wines due to the different grape varieties and growing conditions. The motto of the DO is "decades of dialogue with the land."

Despite the favourable proximity to the capital and the label bearing its name, the wines of Madrid are often overlooked - even by the locals - in favour other Denominaciones. This trend is changing and people are finally recognizing the quality and variety of wine that is on offer from the producers in this area.

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The area catching the most attention at the moment is the sub-zone of San Martín de Valdeiglesias.

The main white grapes used include Malvar, Airén, Albillo, Viura, Parellada, Torrontés and Moscatel.

The main red varieties include Tempranillo (Tinto Fino), Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Denominaciónes de Origen

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