Term commonly used for a single estate. In 2003, the government of Spain also gave the term a legal definition and status, incorporating it into the official denominación system. Thus, in addition to Spain’s DOs DENOMINACIÓN DE ORIGEN and DOCas DENOMINACIÓN DE ORIGEN CALIFICADA, there exists the status DO Pago. These are denominations of origin awarded to just a single estate considered exemplary. So, for example, the estate Dominio de Valdepusa has its own DO Pago called Dominio de Valdepusa. Many Spanish equate a DO Pago to a French Grand Cru. As of 2012, there were about 10 DO Pago estates in Spain.


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