Valdepeñas Designation of Origin is responsible for protecting and defending the wines produced in their area of influence and gave them a quality standards in the development, production and marketing bottling. Its objectives include the protection of the cultivation process, control and traceability raw material and production and bottling process.
The geographical boundaries of the production area of the DO Valdepeñas is located in the La Mancha plain north, fields of Montiel east, the Calatrava west and Sierra Morena south, and is traversed by the Jabalón river from east to west .
As for the municipalities that are included in the area lde O.D. we find Valdepeñas, Alcubillas, Moral de Calatrava, San Carlos del Valle, Santa Cruz de Mudela, Torrenueva, Torre de Juan Abad, Granátula de Calatrava, Alhambra and Montiel.
Given the extreme weather conditions with temperatures low rainfall in the area, almost more than 2500 hours of sunlight per year, and ground conditions make wines under the protection of the O.D. Valdepeñas have a unique personality. The soils are poor in organic matter and low fertility, which is good for growing grapes.
Among the varieties of grape are accepted for white grapes:
Airen. clean and bright wine pale straw yellow, sometimes with a tone. Good intensity with fruit tones reminiscent of apple or banana. We found hints of wild flowers. In mouth they are dry
Maccabee. For the creation of still wines. Y or sparkling
Chardonnay. It produces very fine very apt to ferment in barrels and structure bodied wines.
Sauvignon Blanc. very fine, without reaching the fineness of Chardonnay wines. Very aromatic wines are ideal to develop a not very alcoholic product.
Moscatel de Grano Menudo. It produces wines with great aroma, allows mixing with less aromatic wines.
Among the red varieties found
Tempranillo. It is the most suitable for wines of high quality variety. In turn, also it used in young and even rose wines. This is undoubtedly the star variety of the O.D.
Garnacha. Ideal for making young wines and even pink, it not usually grape that is dedicated to making aged wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon. Variety for wines. Wines of intense color and penetrating aroma of violets and go.
Merlot. They are wines of great quality to be mixed with other varieties, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo (Cencibel).
Syrah. Variety is giving great results. dense wines balanced and long life
With all these varieties, the O.D. young white wines, Crianza, barrels, sparkling, pink, young red wines, Crianza, barrels, sparkling, reserves and large reserves, semi-dry, semisweet and sweet occur.