DO Wine from La Mancha - Saborea España

DO Wine from La Mancha

La Mancha DO wines are intense in color and have a strong bouquet. Thanks to their grapes they achieve a stong balance of flavors while having high sugar content. They’re wines with good alcohol levels and a distinct dryness, the reds being full-bodied and apt for “crianzas” or wines aged for one year in oak barrels. The approved grape varieties are, for white wines: Airén, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Macabeo o Viura, Moscatel de grano menudo, Parellada, Pedro Ximenez, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontés, Verdejo and Viognier. For red wines: Bobal, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cencibel o Tempranillo, Garnacha tinta, Graciano, Malbec, Mencía, Merlot, Monastrell, Moravía dulce o Crujidera, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir and Syrah.


DO wines from La Mancha are made in an area covering 182 towns in Castilla-La Mancha, spread across the provinces of Albacete (12), Ciudad Real (58), Cuenca (66) and Toledo (46).


Young wines from La Mancha are best served within nine months of their production.


Winemaking in La Mancha happens on a smaller scale and slower pace compared to regions in the North of Spain, or France and Italy. This produces a grape with more sugar and less water, and wines with a great balance of flavors.

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