La Mancha

Spain - La Mancha

La Mancha with over 190,000ha of vines is the largest continuous vine-growing area in the world (other larger regions are split). 22,000 grape-growers and over 300 wineries are registered with the DO, which was formally created in 1976.

Though vines had been planted since Roman times wine production took off in the 1940s due to the setting up of numerous cooperatives in the region. Viticulture now is the main economic activity of the region

The climate is continental (long hot summers and cold winters) and ranges from extremes of -15°C in winter to 45°C in summer. Annual rainfall is low about 12-16 inches and there is about 3000 hours of sunlight per year.

The versatility of the land enables a vast variety of grapes to thrive without problem. Soils are very homogeneous throughout the region and tends to be flat – reddish-brown sandy clay, poor in organic material, and rich in lime and chalk. A lime sub strata is common and are often broken to allow the roots of the vines to pass through.

 

Products from this region

  • Aromar Blanco Macabeo

    La Mancha

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  • Costa Cruz Verdejo/ Sauvignon Blanc

    La Mancha

    Costa Cruz Blanco is a premium blend of crisp and aromatic grapes. Costa Cruz…

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  • Costa Cruz Rosado

    La Mancha

    Costa Cruz Rosado is a typically full and dry Spanish rose. Costa Cruz is…

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  • Aromar Tinto

    La Mancha

    Aromar Tinto Tempranillo/Grenache blend is a great value, entry level, house wine – light…

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  • Costa Cruz Tempranillo/ Shiraz

    La Mancha

    Costa Cruz Tinto is a premium blend of full and fruity grapes. Costa Cruz is one…

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