Manchuela DO

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Manchuela DO spanning the provinces of Cuenca and Albacete in the region of Castile-La Mancha(Spain)

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Manchuela is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located in the historical Manchuela comarca, in the east of the provinces of Cuenca and Albacete (Castile-La Mancha, Spain) between the valleys of the Rivers Júcar and Cabriel. It was originally part of a much larger DO (La Mancha (DO)) and became a separate DO in 1982. It is surrounded on three sides by other DOs: La Mancha to the west, Utiel-Requena to the east and Jumilla to the south.

History[edit]

La Manchuela DO is the seventh DO to be created in the region of Castile-La Mancha. It includes over seventy municipalities, including Albacete itself and Motilla del Palancar in Cuenca.

Climate[edit]

The climate is continental (long hot dry summers, cold winters) influenced by the nocturnal moisture bearing winds from the Levant, which help keep the mean annual temperature down to 25°C. Temperatures in winter rarely fall low enough to cause frost. Humidity is very low and virtually no rainfall between the months of May and September.

Soil[edit]

The soil is lime-bearing clay and the vineyards are at an altitude of 600 – 700 m above sea level. There are two large reservoirs just to the north of the area which are used for irrigation of the vines.

Authorised Grape Varieties[edit]

Red: Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot, Monastrell, Moravia Dulce, Syrah White: Albillo, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Sauvignon blanc, Verdejo

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