VINOS DE CALIDAD DE CANGAS comes from around Cangas del Narcea. There is a petition working to elevate Cangas from Vinos de Calidad to official D.O. status,’ writes Doug Wregg (Catalogue to the Real Wine Fair 2017).

John Radford (2007) says Cangas is a small area 50 miles south west of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias better known for its cider. The zone comprises six villages plus the aforementioned town of Cangas de Narcea. 80% of the vineyard is given to red grapes like Mencia, plus obscure local grapes like Albarín Negro, Verdejo/Berdejo Tinto [no relation to similarly a named grape in Galicia and Castilla y León] and Carrasquín Tinto. Whites are from Picapoll Blanco, Albillo, and Albarín Blanco [no relation to a similarly named grape in Galicia and Castilla y León]. The leading producer is Monasterio de Corias. See also Mengoba (Castilla y Leon).


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John Radford in Wine Report 2008 ed. Tom Stevenson (Dorling Kindersley, 2007), p133