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Orujo (Pomace brandy)

Geographic designation Orujo from Galicia covers the pomace brandy made from marc taken from wine vineyards within the geographical area of the Autonomous Community of Galicia

The products covered by this label are the pomace spirits sold either in the same year of being obtained or after a period of rest; and aged pomace spirits, which will remain in wooden containers for at least one year.

Production, bagasse distillation and aging of the resulting spirits, must take place within the territory of Galicia. There being nine production sub-areas, with their own peculiarities: Ribeiro, Valdeorras, Rias Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Monterrei, Val do Miño-Ourense, Betanzos, Ribeira do Ulla and Portomarín.

Features

The spirits of the designation Orujo from Galicia must have intense fine and delicate aroma and flavor, free from foreign matter. Those coming from marc are colourless, transparent and clean. The aged orujo is amber brown. The alcohol content is between 37.5 and 50% vol.

Technical data (2014)
  • Production: 51,686 litres
  • Economic value: 620,232 euros

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