Castile-La Mancha red wines
The Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha covers the DOs in Central Spain and reaches the south-east of the country to the Levant. From here, the extensive plateau of central Spain, a large part of the entire Spanish wine production comes. The continental climate is characterized by cold winters and hot dry summers, which means that the yields are relatively low, usually between 16 and 18 hectoliters per hectare, but with a generally low plant density. Castilla-La Mancha has six controlled cultivation areas (DO): Almansa, La Mancha, Mentrida, Mondejar, Valdepenas, and Vinos de Madrid. The main red grape varieties are Garnacha, Monastrell and Cencibel, as the Tempranillo is mentioned here.
All these D.o.s have generally an extremely favorable price level , due to low land prices, large total quantities and the manageability and structure of the individual wineries, which often have several hundred hectares of vines in production. Here you will find very often very well made and modern wines, which with their fruity-round style best correspond to the spirit of time .