IBERIAN PENINSULA


IBERIAN PENINSULA IS–   Countries– 2

  • WHITE=   |   RED= “Almost Everything”  **Refer to Countries/ Sub-Chapters For Varietal Information

GEOGRAPHY HEMISPHERE– Northern, REGION– Iberian Peninsula, COUNTRIES-Spain, Portugal,  LATITUDE-  ‘N’

TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley/ Plateau”

  • CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(North)
  • DUORO RIVER/ VALLEY
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(Spain & Portugal)
  • CENTEAL PLATEAU   AKA=Meseta Central
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(         ), Rimmed and Dissected by Mountain Ranges
  • PYRENEES MOUNTAINS Iberian Peninsula(North-East)
    • BETWEEN: Spain & France, From Bay of Biscay(North) & Mediterranean Sea(South)
    • Formed by the Collision of the Iberian Micro-Plate and the European Plate 30 Million Years Ago.
  • EBRO RIVER/ VALLEY
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula( Spain/ North-East)
  •  MEDITERRANEAN COAST
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula( Spain & Portugal)
  • IBERIAN CORDILLERA
    • Geography Iberian Peninsula(South-Interior)
    • BETWEEN: Rioja/ Aragon & Central Plateau
  • BAETIC CORDILLERA
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(South-Interior), BETWEEN: Costa del Sole &
  • CATALAN COASTAL MOUNTAINS
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(South-East)
  • SIERRA MORENA MOUNTAINS
    • Geography– Iberian Peninsula(South-Interior)

CLIMATE–  Atlantic/ Oceanic“, “Mediterranean“, “Continental

SOILS–  Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, “Sedimentary

VITICULTURE

  • The Iberian Peninsula Went Through a “Viticultural Stagnation” In the 1900’s.  The Phylloxera Epidemic, Coupled With the Civil War In Spain Followed by the Franco Political Regime Left the Vineyard and Wineries In Disarray and Separated From the Rest of the Wine World.

GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER: “To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From DtheV.com a Understanding of Iberian Peninsula’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography.  Iberian Peninsula is Organized In a North to South / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched and Memorized as So.”


  • SUB-CHAPTERS Of IBERIAN PENINSULA
    • Spain
    • Portugal
  • **Refer to Proceeding Sub-Chapters For Information On These


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced