The region of La Mancha in the Iberian Peninsula
Mashed sun, the heart of Spain this is the largest vineyard in the world
This dusty and arid steppe , it lies at an altitude of over 610 meters, the translation of the English in Moorish means barren land .
The rain is rare on this plateau south of Madrid, or the scorching summer following the icy winds of winter.
The number of hectares cultivated on the plateau of Castile -La Mancha vineyards is the largest wine region in the world. Castilla -La Mancha alone has an area of about 600,000 ha .
The or there is no wheat grows vines, mainly planted with the white Airen grape widespread and little known , after the approval of the irrigation production climbed , the best is sold as red wine country
The Valdepenas , a smaller but more refined wine region extends further south, the bodegas have never addicted to mass production.
The Cencibel is grown there long , white are fresh and tasty
Make a stop along the way to taste the dishes of the cuisine of La Mancha , with its incomparable cheese, then discover the landmarks National Park Tablas de Daimiel and lagoons of Ruidera .
The region extends between the Montes de Toledo and the western foothills of the Serrania the Cuenca. It is bounded on the south by the Sierra Morena and on the north by the region of La Alcarria . The Mancha county includes parts of present-day provinces of Cuenca , Toledo, Albacete and Ciudad Real.
The Wine Route of La Mancha will give you the opportunity to taste the exquisite wines of this land and to discover their tradition. It will also allow you unforgettable experiences.
Wine culture brought by the Phoenicians date of 1100 BC.
Spanish archaeologists have revealed a ritual " libation of wine" , dated -750 to Cancho Roano in the province of Badajoz . This discovery led to the discovery of the route up two wine routes in southern Spain to Central Meseta forking Avila and Salamanca
The installation of the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians with their main colonies are from east to west : Ibossim , Akra Leuke , Qart Hadasht , Abdera , Malaka and Gadir and Greeks emporions Rhode Empúries and along the coast of Spain future leads to the introduction of new technical developments in the region, including the teaching of the grower from the work of Mago