Spanish wine

Around 1100 BC, the first grapes were cultivated in Spain. Since then, Spain has become the
largest wine region in the world. A good Spanish wine is characterised by its strong, aromatic taste.

The most famous Spanish red wines come from the region of La Rioja, with Tempranillo as the
main grape. Rueda, however, is well-known for its white wines and their fresh, fruity flavour. The
varieties of grapes grown here are mainly Verdejo and Sauvignon.

The area of Valle del Arroyo is principally sherry-producing. Sherry (also called Jeréz) is a fortified
Spanish wine, of which, in particular, the sweet sherry ‘Pedro Ximénez’ (PX) is enjoying a growing
reputation.

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