Valles de Benavente
Valles de Benavente is a Spanish geographical indication for wines referred to legally as Vino de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica. This is one step below the mainstream Denominación de Origen quality wines and one step above the less stringent Vino de la Tierra table wines on the quality ladder.
Grape cultivation was probably introduced by the ancient Romans.
The climate in this area is continental (long, hot dry summers and cold winters). Rainfall between 350 mm/yr and 500 mm/yr.
The maximum allowable yields are as follows:
- Red varieties: 7000 kg/ha
- White varieties: 9000 kg/ha
- http://www.vallesdebenavente.org (only in Spanish)