General Information: Almansa is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO), known for its red wines, located in the southeast of the province of Albacete (Castile-La Mancha, Spain), in the transition zone between the high central plateau (La Mancha) and the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are mostly around the towns of Almansa, Alpera, Bonete, Corral-Rubio, Higueruela, Hoya-Gonzalo, Pétrola and El Villar de Chinchilla.
Climate:The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters).
Soil:Most of the vineyards are on flat land at altitudes of between 700 and 1000 m above sea level, comprising permeable lime-bearing soils that are poor in nutrients.
Grapes:Red: Monastrell, Cencibel (Tempranillo), Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah White: Verdejo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc
Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell are the most common varieties planted while Cencibel (Tempranillo) represents about 15%.