The Spanish region of Castilla y León was created in 1983 with the joining of the historical provinces Castilla la Vieja and León. Spanning much of the northern half of the Iberian Plateau, it is the largest of Spain’s 17 administrative regions, stretching around 220 miles north from the centre of Spain almost to the coastline looking onto the Bay of Biscay. Wines have been made throughout the region for hundreds of years, with many different Denominación de Origen (DOs) in and around the larger Vino De Tierra region of Castilla y León. Throughout the region a range of grapes are grown, including Tempranillo, arguably Spain’s most popular grape. Wines from Castilla y León are typically earthy, full-bodied reds with a firm tannin structure and fruity notes, including citrus and berries.