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The land of windmills and Don Quixote happens to be one of the largest wine-making regions in all of Europe, possibly the world, with vineyards taking up over 192,000 hectars of land. It occupies a massive expanse of central Iberia, and touches on Comunidad Valenciana and Murcia in the east, Extremadura in the west and Andalucia (Andalusia) in the south, as well as the areas around Madrid. The region is mostly flat with big extremes in temperatures that are flaming hot and dry in the summer and bitter cold in winter. 
 
The white grape Airen is the most widely planted and makes a light, crispy refreshing dry wine. Second behind that, but in far fewer plantings is Macabeo. Reds are produced mainly from Cencibel (Tempranillo), with blends of Garnacha, Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot. These wines are becoming increasingly more artisanal and have begun to make quite a name for the region.
 
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  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Coop Jesus del Perdon

    The "Jesús del Perdón" Co-operative was founded in 1954 by a group of 102 winegrowers, with an a...

  • Vinicola de Tomelloso

    The first steps of this exciting project date back to the 19 th century, when the wine was made i...

  • Bodegas Campos Reales

    In a region with a very long tradition of winemaking such as El Provencio. where our facilities a...

  • Dehesa del Carrizal

    The Country Estate Montes de Toledo is a widespread region that extends from the basin of th...

  • Bodegas Casa Gualda

    Our winery is equipped with the latest available technology on the market'. The new materials gu...

  • Coronado Vineyards

    Nestled between the majestic Mt. Graham and the unique Dos Cabezas mountains, in the Coronado Nat...

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  • Opera Prima Merlot 2008

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    Hi I live in ventura county ... californiaand i would love to find this wine... can some one help me. please... Read More

    Wine review by normayjose2016


  • Venta Real Gran Reserva 2005

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  • Anciano Reserva Valdepenas 7 Year 2007

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    This is a burgundy/tawny color, with coppery tones around the edge. The aroma is delightful.....initial smells of cocoa, leather, baking spice (vanilla, cinnamon is most noted), oak and fresh berry fruits. The flavors follow suit, and after a few mins of chilling, they really come out upon re-warmth.....cherry vanilla, muted cinnamon, oaked to... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Venta Real Gran Reserva 2005

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  • Acantus VdT 2008

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    I have the 2013 version. Way better than I expected, for a bottle under $7 in price at my local grocery store wine section. Best at cellar temperature, definitely. A little austere, i.e. not too bold and fruity, and that pleases me very well. Though not as stridently so as a great Bordeaux, which are my favorite wines. Just a good wine to have o... Read More

    Wine review by chax


  • Venta Morales Tempranillo Made With Organic Grapes 2010

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    Still really, really good. I remember when I ordered this and others drank it early. Plenty of dark cherries, herbal notes and both blue and blackberry nuances. Mellow tannic profile joins good acidity to a slightly sweetened aftertaste. Laying this down worked. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Mano a Mano Tempranillo 2013

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  • Opera Prima la Mancha Tempranillo 2014

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    Would have preferred this be a bit better balanced like most tempranillos. Red fruit forward. Became better after opened for a while, but still never fully balanced. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Solaz 2013

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  • Marques de Grinon Summa Varietalis 2007

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