GEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION AND INFORMATION OF INTEREST Mancha “Masha” land without water, but the largest extension of vineyards on the planet. During times of drought, the vines quenched the thirst of the people of La Mancha and prevented the spread of major epidemics. The cultivation of the vine is rooted in the La Mancha culture, not only in its history and customs, but also in literature. The first historical documents on the cultivation of the vine date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. CLIMATE It is continental and extreme, with great thermal oscillations, between 15 below zero in the freezing winter and 45 in the torrid summer, the characteristics of the climate favor the cultivation of the vine. SOIL, VINES AND MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THEIR WINES La Mancha is a large expanse of flat reddish land with Miocene sediments, low limestone soils and poor in organic matter. It is a producer of excellent grapes, obtaining fruits of extraordinary quality, maturation and health. The white varieties are Macabeo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanco and Airén, the latter one of the oldest vines in Spain, being already mentioned in 1513 by Alonso Herrera in his "treatise on general agriculture". The Airén gives rise to fresh, pale yellow wines with fruity aromas, they are tasty and very pleasant to drink. The reds are balanced with an intense red color and good tannins.
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