Spain has nearly 3 million acres of vineyards planted along the Iberian Peninsula. This makes the country the widest wine producer in the world. Although, it’s just the third largest wine producer in the world behind France and italy. This is mainly because of Spain’s low fruit yields with wide spaced, old vines planted in dry soil which isn’t that fertile. Spain has many native varieties of grapes, with over 400 types planted throughout the country. Interestingly enough, 80% of Spain’s production is from just 20 grape varietals. These include: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell specifically for the reds. For the whites; Albariño Palomino, Macabeo, and Airen. For the cava grapes; Xarel·lo, Parellada, and Macabeo.
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Fundamental roles of the climate play a strong role defining Spain's many wine varieties. From sunny and sandy Andalucia located in the souuth, to lush, cool Galicia and snowy Pyrenees in the north, Spain’s landscape is quite diverse. The country has 500 miles between the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. These coastlines are diverse with various mountain ranges, that each have its own effect on the climate and landscape.