Fuensalida (Castile-La Mancha)

Fuensalida (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 45 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -5 ºC
Average rainfall: 300  mm annually
Average sunshine: 3,000 hours annually

Méntrida DO

Méntrida, an old but little known winemaking area, lies in the northwest of the province of Toledo. Nowadays, it is beginning to show its potential.

Local producers have acquired stainless steel equipment to complement the grapes, soil and climate, and produce good modern wines.

In consequence, after a significant drop in sales during the 1980s, Méntrida DO is enjoying a renaissance similar to those occurring in Madrid and La Mancha DOs - although it has come more slowly here, due to less easily available capital for investment.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Méntrida
Avda Cristo del Amparo, 16, 1º 1-2
455510 Fuensalida
Tel.: +34-925-785-185
administracion@domentrida.es; domentrida@hotmail.com

Area under vine
5,645 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
200 - 500 m.
Soil types
Sandy clay with some limestone.
Principal grapes (w)
Albillo, Macabeo, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Verdejo.
Principal grapes (r)
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Maximum crop
13,000 kg/ha white; 12,000 kg/ha red
74 %
Production 2013
15,572 hl
Production 2014
17.630 hl
Production 2015
6.317 hl