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Introduction to the CORDOBA Wine
PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
Our V.D.L.T. CORDOBA is the designation for the Spanish “Vino de la Tierra” (Wine of the Land) which describes a Spanish Protected Geographical Indication for still wines with specific characteristics determined by environmental conditions and cultivation, as set out in the Act of "System of protection of the origin and the quality of los wines" of 2003.
Also known locally as V.T. Cordoba, it was regulated in 2004 as a Protected Geographical Indication and it’s used to describe wines originating in the Andalusia wine-growing area in the province of Córdoba, Spain, which are compliantt to established requirements.
The labeling regulations authorize the indication of the vintage, the grape varieties used and the production area. This guarantees both the origin and high quality standards by independent certification authorities.
This geographical indication is equivalent to directions: Regional Wine (United Kingdom), Vin de Pays (France, Luxembourg and the Italian province of Valle d'Aosta), Indicazione Geografica Tipica (italy), Vvinho Regional (Portugal), Landwein (Germany) or Landwijn (Netherlands).
The designation may include semi-sparkling wines, liqueur wines and wine of overripe grapes.
In terms of wine history, we could say these varieties have been recently introduced recently in the province through varietal conversion plans and are becoming one of the most vibrant and surprising wine stories.
The Estimated surface of production is estimated to be between the 800 to 900 hectares, and its being responsible for a making major revitalization of the wine producing activity of the Cordoba region, having in a very short time span created their own space amongst the more traditional of wines.
· Pinot Noir
· Tintilla de Rota.
TYPES OF WINE
· Red and Rosé
· Rosé: Pale pink to slightly Orange Color, fresh aromas with fruity notes and soft, harmonious and characteristic taste.
· Young Red: Cardinal Red Ruby Color, fresh aromas with fruity notes and soft, harmonious and characteristic taste.
· Aged Red: Deep red to soft tile, powerful, broad and well-balanced aroma and taste, deep, broad and persistent aftertaste.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The minimum natural volumetric alcohol will be 11 degrees for the rosé wines and 12 degrees for red wines.
· Rosé: Residual sugar always less than 5 grams per litre; total sulphur dioxide, maximum 200 milligrams per litre; volatile acidity, less than 0.5 grams per litre expressed as acetic acid.
· Young Red: residual sugar always less than 5 grams per litre; total sulphur dioxide, maximum 150 milligrams per litre; volatile acidity, less than 0.5 grams per litre expressed as acetic acid.
· Aged Red: residual sugar always less than 5 grams per liter; total sulphur dioxide, maximum 150 milligrams per liter; volatile acidity less than 0.8 grams per liter expressed as acetic acid.
OFFICIAL DATA FOR THE PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
LINKS TO OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS (In Spanish only)
· Specifications for the V.D.T.D. CORDOBA: (Wine of the land of Cordoba)
· Outlook and regulations: (Official Governmental Bulletin of the Andalusia Autonomous Region)
· Confirmation and Check list of compliance with the specifications by one or more independent bodies of control in accordance with article 118 s, subparagraph (b), of Regulation (EC) 1234 / 2007 of the Council, and pursuant to article 27 of law 10/2007, of 26 November, protection of the origin and the quality of the wines of Andalusia.