Food Matching: Braised and stewed meats, pasta and semi-cured cheeses. It is a perfect accompaniment for tapas.
The soil structure is very homogenous throughout the region and tends to be flat. It is formed of reddish-brown sandy clay, which is poor in organic material and rich in lime and chalk. Strata of lime are common and are often broken to allow the roots of the vines to pass through.
The world of wines is characterised by its diversi-ty – among regions, vineyards, varieties and even vintages.
This is largely because meteorological conditions can have a very significant effect. 2017 was a year of extremes, with heat and drought. The yield in La Mancha was 25% smaller than in 2016 and 35% less than a normal harvest.
And never before had a harvest taken place so early, being over by the end of September. But the result was small, exceptionally healthy grapes which resulted in very concentrated and aromatic wines. Also, the heat and drought pushed up the alcohol content, reduced the acidity of the wines and gave them added nuances of maturity