Le贸n Wine Region Guide

Discover the Majesty of Le贸n: Where Vineyards Weave Stories in Every Sip!

EXPLORE ALL OUR CASTILLA Y LEON WINE REGIONS GUIDE

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Introduction

Few people remember Le贸n (formerly Tierra de Le贸n ) when they list the great wines of northwestern Spain. Yet this expanding region is increasingly making waves in sommelier circles, producing unique reds from the indigenous Prieto Picudo variety. Awarded DO (appellation) status in 2007, local winegrowers have also branched into white production recently, while the delicious rosados (ros茅s) have set a new benchmark. After a slow start, Le贸n is beginning to take shape as a real alternative to the more famous names of Castilla y Le贸n. It deserves closer inspection.

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