Vino de Pago

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Vino de Pago is a classification for Spanish wine applied to individual vineyards or wine estates, unlike the Denominación de Origen (DO) or Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) which is applied to an entire wine region. The Vino de Pago classification was introduced in 2003 by a decision in the Cortes Generales, the Spanish parliament, to help further improve the quality of Spanish wine. As of 2012, there were 15 Vinos de Pago.[1]

The quality requirements for a Vino de Pago correspond to those for a DOCa wine, and wine estates that are classified as Vino de Pago are subject to separate requirements rather than those of the wine region where they are located.[2] One of the requirements is that the estate may only use their own grapes for their wines. The Spanish word pago comes from the Latin word pagus, meaning a country district.

When introduced, the new regulation met with particular interest in Castilla-La Mancha, where the first Vinos de Pago were created.[3] So far, all Vinos de Pago are located in Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Navarra and Valencia.[4]

List of Vinos de Pago[edit]

Name Location Region Year Area (ha)
Dominio de Valdepusa (Marques de Griñón) Toledo Castilla-La Mancha 2003 50
Finca Élez (Manuel Manzaneque) Albacete Castilla-La Mancha 2003 39
Guijoso Albacete Castilla-La Mancha 2004 99
Dehesa del Carrizal Ciudad Real Castilia-La Mancha 2006 22
Arínzano Navarra Navarra 2007 128
Prado de Irache Navarra Navarra 2008 16
Otazu Navarra Navarra 2008 92[5]
Campo de la Guardia Toledo Castilla-La Mancha 2009 81
Pago Florentino Ciudad Real Castilla-La Mancha 2009 58
Casa del Blanco Ciudad Real Castilla-La Mancha 2010 93
El Terrerazo Utiel-Requena Valencia 2010 89[6]
Pago Calzadilla Huete Castilla-La Mancha 2011 26[7]
Pago Aylés Ayles Aragon 2010 70[8]
Pago de Los Balagueses Utiel-Requena Valencia 2011 18[9]
Pago de Chozas Carrascal San Antonio de Requena Valencia 2012 40[4]
Vera de Estenas Utiel Valencia 2013 45
La Finca Bolandín Ablitas Navarra 2014 137

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