The Rueda DO zone is in north central Spain, just south of the city of Valladolid. Reds and whites are produced here, with the most famous being the whites made from the Verdejo grape; these highly aromatic, refreshing whites are the stars of this region, just like Albariño from the Rias Baixas zone. Other white varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, also perform well in this territory. All in all, white varieties make up 80% of the 20,000 planted acres. A high percentage of the wines are exported to many countries; expect to pay between $8 - $20 for the whites. (Wine/Appellations)