D.O.P. Cariñena

Cariñena is located in Comarca Campo de Cariñena, at the heart of the Ebro Valley, in the province of Zaragoza.

Vineyard surface: 14,388 hectares.

Geology: The Cariñena wine region is on a plain closed on the south-east by the Iberian System mountain range. As the mountain range descends, a landscape of hills slopes gently until it becomes part of the plain of Cariñena. Altitudes range from between 400 and 800 meters.

Climate: Defined as medium warm, with a significant trend towards a continental climate with cold winters and very hot summers. The presence of mountains has a positive effect on rainfall, allowing very high, persistent annual mean levels in the form of spring showers and summer storms. Rainfall in the nearby mountains is usually very low, between 350 and 540 mm.

Soil: The foothills offer poor soils with a large rocky substrate nearby. The soil, at a certain altitude, is formed by gravel from alluvial and colluvial deposits and has the necessary conditions for vine cultivation. In the plain which stretches parallel to Sierra de Algairén where more than 80% of the Cariñena Wine region (D.O.) are located, Miocene clays soils can be found (Gravel, Royal, Strong clay and Calar).