Valles de Benavente

Valles de Benavente







about this subregion

The Valles de Benavente sub-region, nestled within the heart of Spain's renowned wine-producing region of Castilla y León, is a hidden gem known for its unique environment and exceptional grape varieties. This enchanting landscape boasts a rich tapestry of rolling hills, fertile valleys, and pristine rivers, creating the perfect conditions for viticulture.

In Valles de Benavente, the cultivation of grapes is an age-old tradition, dating back centuries. The region's climate is characterized by hot, dry summers and cold winters, tempered by the moderating influence of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. This climatic diversity imparts a distinct terroir to the wines produced here.

The most prominent red grape varieties in Valles de Benavente include Tempranillo, renowned for its bold and expressive flavors, Prieto Picudo, known for its deep color and robust tannins, and Mencía, celebrated for its fruity and aromatic profile. These grapes thrive in the region's warm days and cool nights, resulting in wines of remarkable complexity.

On the white grape front, Valles de Benavente is home to Verdejo, prized for its crisp acidity and citrusy notes, and Malvasía, which lends its floral and exotic aromas to the region's white wines.

With its unique environment and a rich tapestry of grape varieties, Valles de Benavente stands as a testament to the diversity and quality of Spanish winemaking, offering a delightful range of wines that capture the essence of this captivating sub-region.


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Valles de Benavente is an appellation of origin entitled to the appellation Vino de Calidad, in the Castilla y León wine region. It covers wines from the northwest of the province of Zamora.

In this region, the climate is continental, with extreme temperatures and arid, with rainfall between 350 and 500 mm. In this region, temperatures do not exceed 40°C or fall below -15°C, while rainfall is concentrated in the winter and spring months.

The soils in the region are chalky, with low fertility and a sandy loam texture with a pH between 7 and 8. Soil depth varies between 50 and 80 cm.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties:  Tempranillo, Prieto Picudo, Mencía.

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Verdejo, Malvasía.

The Valles de Benavente wine region enchants with a delightful array of red and white wines, each capturing the essence of the land's fertile soils and winemaking prowess.

Red wines reign supreme in Valles de Benavente, with Tempranillo taking center stage. These robust reds boast a deep garnet color and enticing aromas of ripe berries, cherries, and subtle hints of spice. On the palate, Valles de Benavente Tempranillo wines unveil a rich and velvety texture, complemented by well-integrated tannins and a satisfying finish. A true reflection of the region's sun-kissed vineyards, these reds are perfect companions to hearty stews, grilled meats, and rustic Spanish cuisine.

While reds shine brightly, white wines in Valles de Benavente also captivate, with Verdejo as the treasured grape variety. These whites display a pale gold hue and enchanting scents of citrus, tropical fruits, and delicate floral notes. On the palate, they offer a vibrant acidity and refreshing minerality, making them an exquisite choice for seafood dishes, salads, or leisurely sipping on warm afternoons.

In the skilled hands of Valles de Benavente's winemakers, reds and whites weave a story of a region deeply connected to its vineyards and the traditions passed down through generations. Each bottle is a testament to the harmony between the land's microclimate and the varietals cultivated with passion and dedication.