The Wine of Madrid Has Four New Varieties and a New Township

The Wines of Madrid D.O. has four new varieties and the town of Nuevo Baztán.


The wine-making territory of the Region of Madrid now has four new grape varieties authorised for the production of its wines. Garnacha Tintorera, also known as Negral, Graciano, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc will now form a part of the landscape of the three sub-areas of production, Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias. As a result, both the quality of Madrid’s wines and their commercialisation are enhanced.

Moreover, the town of Nuevo Baztán has joined the wine-producing municipalities assigned to the Wines of Madrid D.O,  which now comprises fifty-nine towns in all. Located in the sub-area of Arganda, it was founded in the eighteenth century by the Navarrese Juan de Goyeneche, originally from the homonymous Baztán Valley. A follower of Colbertism, the economic doctrine that characterised the age, Juan de Goyeneche chose this barren and deserted place to set up an industrial centre that would bring prosperity to neighbouring villages.

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