Almansa (Castile-La Mancha)

Almansa (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -8ºC
Average rainfall: 250  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,705 hours annually

Almansa DO

Almansa's 7,200 hectares of vineyards are watched over by the town's splendid castle, which looks out over south-eastern Albacete province.

The Monastrell grape is just beginning to show its tremendous potential here, as elsewhere in Valencia, and wine-making styles are beginning to develop slowly along similar lines. As in other neighbouring denominations, the pioneering bodegas' new red wines, blending Monastrell with Tempranilo, are finding a place in export markets.

Regulatory Council

Asoc Agrupación Productores Vino de la D.O. Almansa
Avenida Carlos III, 5. Ermita de San Blas
02640 Almansa
Tel.: +34 967 340 258

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture - Regulatory Council, Almansa PDO

Area under vine
7,200 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
700 - 1,000 m.
Soil types
Limestone terrain with little organic matter.
Principal grapes (w)
Verdejo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Principal grapes (r)
Monastrell, Cencibel, Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Maximum crop
3,000 to 5,500 kg/ha
70 % (red)
Production 2013
51,576 hl
Production 2014
58,280 hl
Production 2015
67,553 hl