WINES OF MADRID
Since the creation at the beginning of the 1990’s of the D.O. Vinos de Madrid, the region, apart from being a great high quality wines’ consumer, has been able to put into the market wines made in its own vineyards. The production is set on the southern regions of the province of Madrid, divided in three sub-regions: Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias. Under this designation of origin there are being developed quality wines and, as a result, research, wine experimentation and a remarkable yearning to improve are common aspects.
In the sub-region of Arganda we should highlight its white malvar-based wines. They are youthful, fresh and with an attractive bouquet and colour. Some of these wines have a great potential for ageing.
In Navalcarnero there are mainly produced youthful red wines and good rosés, from the garnacha grape variety.
In San Martín de Valdeiglesias, garnacha is used for pink wines, meanwhile the albillo grape is the base for white wines.
To summarize, the production of youthful wines with native varieties is preponderant at present, but the most prestigious wineries are starting to bet for both white and red vintage wines, as well as making use of foreign grapes, like syrah, which is giving interesting results, showing a different future for the region’s wines.