Types of wines and characteristics. RED WINE

RED WINE “Protected Designation of Origin Cangas”

The wines, Wine rated Cangas Quality, present the organoleptic characteristics of traditional wines of the area, in terms of color, aroma and flavor, looking clean, bright and right balance alcohol/acidity.

Analytical Characteristics

Minimum natural volumetric Alcohol: 10% Vol For reds of “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva” acquired volumetric alcohol content is low: 11% Vol.

Total acidity (expressed as g / l tartaric acid) will be between 4 g / l and 8.5 g / l. Volatile acidity (expressed in g / l acetic acid) is not greater than 0.8 g / l.

For reds of “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva” volatile acidity (expressed as g / l acetic acid): Maximum 1 g / l to 11% vol and 0.06 g / l per alcoholic strength exceeding 11% vol Total Sulphur dioxide (expressed in mg. / l): Maximum of 120 mg. / l. Reducing sugars: Maximum of 5 g / l.

Varieties: Carrasquín, Verdejo negro, Albarín negro and Mencía.

Organoleptic qualities

Young reds

  • Appearance: purplish red to cherry red.
  • Transparency: Clear and bright.
  • Nose: intense flavours with floral series, fruit, minerals and sometimes balsamic and / or spices.
  • Palate: fresh, tasty and balanced acidity.

Red of “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva”

  • Appearance: reddish colored in accordance with the period of aging in oak barrels supported by wine, bright and clean, without particles.
  • Nose: aromas clear, pleasant and intense and without odors.
  • Taste: tasty, balanced with good structure.

Types of wines and characteristics. WHITE WINE

Varieties: albarín blanco, albillo, moscatel grano menudo, godello and blanca extra.

Types of wines and characteristics. RED WINE

Varieties: carrasquín, verdejo negro, albarín negro y mencía.


The Cangas Protected Designation of Origin and its Wineries