Ribera del Duero's ruling council has launched a bid to permit the production of colorless wine in the Spanish DO wine province.
Ribera del Duero DO is well-known for its red wine production of Tempranillo grapes, but existing rules do not allocate colorless wines to have DO status.'It is about opening new opportunities and options for producers,' said Enrique Pascual, chairman of the Ribera del Duero regulatory council. 'Our proposal contemplates allowing the production of colorless wine below DO mark. The varieties of colorless grapes would be the same ones currently permitted in Castilla y Leon,' he told Decanter.com.Colorless wine production in Ribera del Duero is limited to Castilla y Leon IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) and it accounts for less than 3% of the province's wine production.Below the new proposal, a wide range of varieties would be authorised for production with DO status, including Albillo, Pirules, Malvaisa, Viura, Verdejo, Albariño,
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