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Condado de Huelva Wine

Condado de Huelva is the westernmost DO wine region in Andalucia, Spain, close to the city of Huelva. This coastal region is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and straddles the provinces of Seville and Huelva, in the east and west respectively, and is approximately halfway between Portugal and Jerez.

Wines from the Condado de Huelva area were said to have accompanied Christopher Columbus and his crew on their voyage of discovery to the Americas, and rootstocks from the Huelva area were later transported over to the colonies.

Hermitage of El Rocio, Huelva

Today, the region is best known for its fortified wines, though its significance has faded with time. The DO was recognized and its Consejo Regulador wine authority established in 1964.

Vineyards in Condado de Huelva sit just 25m above sea level on distinctive reddish-tinged sandy soils. The subsoil consists of alluvial, sand and limestone deposits. The region's proximity to the Mediterranean Sea dictates the climate, and winds from the Atlantic moderate the summer heat. Temperatures range from 90°F to 46°F (32C to 8C), so frosts are certainly not an issue here. Most vineyards are lined with trees to protect them from the strong winds that can blow through.

Until 2009, just three styles of wine were made here, one unfortified, two fortified:

  • Condado de Huelva Joven – a young, fresh and dry white wine made from the region's predominant variety, Zalema.
  • Vinos Generosos – fortified wines aged for a minimum of three years, of which there are two types, Condado Palido and Condado Viejo. Palido (pale) wines, made from Palomino, Garrido, or Listan de Huelva are dry and, as their name suggests, pale in color. Viejo (old) wines are highly aromatic, similar to a rustic Oloroso.
  • Vinos Generosos de Licor – sweet fortified wines with a higher alcohol content.

Since 2009, red wines made from Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc may now be produced in the DO's wines.

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We found 33 wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Bodegas Iglesias Par Vino Naranja, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema $20 67915
Bodegas Sauci S' Naranja, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A $15 93866
Bodegas Iglesias Ricahembra Oloroso Dulce, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema $17 114354
Bodegas Oliveros Orange Wine Vino Naranja, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A $10 128076
Bodegas Oliveros Spanish Sangria, Condado de Huelva, Spain Tempranillo $5 148519
Agroalimentaria Virgen del Rocio Raigal Brut, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A $10 N/A
Bodegas Diaz 1955 Condado Palido, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A N/A N/A
Bodegas Diaz 1955 Condado Viejo, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A N/A N/A
Bodegas Diaz Daiz Tinto, Condado de Huelva, Spain Syrah N/A N/A
Bodegas Diaz Naranja de Oro, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A N/A N/A
Bodegas Diaz Onubis Vino Dulce Moscatel, Condado de Huelva, Spain Muscat N/A N/A
Bodegas Diaz Vado del Quema Joven Blanc, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema N/A N/A
Bodegas Oliveros Lagrima de Vino Naranja, Condado de Huelva, Spain N/A $39 N/A
Bodegas Oliveros Vermouth, Condado de Huelva, Spain Vermouth $6 N/A
Bodegas Privilegio del Condado 'Don Condado' Semi Dulce Blanco, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema $5 N/A
Bodegas Sauci S'px, Condado de Huelva, Spain Pedro Ximenez $15 N/A
Contreras Ruiz 'Edalo' Blanco, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema $6 N/A
Contreras Ruiz 'Edalo' Rosado, Condado de Huelva, Spain Syrah $6 N/A
Contreras Ruiz 'Libero' Blanco, Condado de Huelva, Spain Zalema $11 N/A
... other assorted matches in alphabetical order ...
Cermeno Tinto Toro Condado De Huelva Spain  
Cermeno Tinto Toro Red Spain South West Condado De Huelva Tempranillo Tinta  
Contreras Ruiz Edalo Brut Spain Condado De Huelva  
Contreras Ruiz Edalo Zalema Spain Condado De Huelva  
Contreras Ruiz Vina Barredero Zalema Spain Condado De Huelva  
Contreras Ruiz Zalema Generoso Spain Condado De Huelva  
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