La Mancha Wine

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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.
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Reviews of La Mancha Wines

  • Bodegas Ayuso Armino la Mancha Semi Dulce Airen 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Finca Constancia Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Spain 2011

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    Quire pure on the nose with hints of herb stem and earth framing sweet cognac tinged notes of earl grey tea and raspberry compote. The oak gains a little more intensity but aromatically this remains wonderfully focused and bright. On entry there a big rush of raspberry fruit followed by bristly yet well covered tannins and a nice dose of earthy... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Opera Prima Tempranillo 2011

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    Wine review by bobertlo


  • Viento Aliseo Viognier 2012

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    This modest pick - an organic Viognier wine from La Mancha -stands tall and correct without a label depicting windmills; the sweet honeysuckle, peach and ginger nose is very Mediterranean and inviting; on the palate the pale straw liquid is smooth and balanced with just a hint of orange peel. Great value! 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Vinos Sin-Ley Tempranillo Blend Vinos de Madrid Zestos 2009

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    Fairly sweet and smoky, with an unexpected tannin finish. Flavors of grape juice, lemon, plum, and prune. Good. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Casa Safra Verdejo 2012

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Bodegas Atalaya Laya Red Blend 2011

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    Wine review by easter60


  • Protocolo White 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • La Atalaya 2011

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Pallas Tempranillo 2013

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    All acid...could not cut through that for flavor, even after two days in the fridge. This was one of the not so hot Spanish wines I remembered. I cannot believe Ordonez put his name on it. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


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