Tarancón (Castile-La Mancha)

Tarancón (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: < 500 mm annually

Uclés DO

It is obvious, with a simple tour of the region, that this area of wine production has environmental, climate, and soil conditions different from the typicall wine producing regions of La Mancha.

It has an heterogeneity of the relief and depth variability of soils and climatic conditions that do not coincide with the southern part of the Spanish plateau.

It occupies an area of 1,700 hectares, in the west of the province of Cuenca and in the northeast of the province of Toledo, although only 1,700 are suitable for the wines of Uclés.

Unlike other appellations of Castilla-La Mancha, Uclés does not have a uniform landscape. The Sierra de Altomira mountain range divides the region down the middle and into two distinct zones, with the western sector lying at altitudes between 500 and 800 meters while vineyards in the east can reach 1,200 meters. The Sierra de Altomira is considered to be the third subzone, with dramatic cliffs and dolomitic limestone.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Uclés
Polígono Industrial Tarancón Sur
Calle Maese Nicolás, 0
16000 Tarancón
Tel.: +34 969 135 056

Area under vine
1,700 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
500-1,200 m.
Soil types
Limestone trend ranging from clay loam to sandy loam.
Principal grapes (w)
Verdejo, Chardonnay, Moscatel, Sauvignon, Macabeo and Airén.
Principal grapes (r)
Cencibel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Garnacha.
Maximum crop
11,000 kg/ha.
< 70 %
Production 2013
21,000 hl
Production 2014
25,000 hl
Production 2015
34,000 hl