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Alto Landón S.A.T.
Winery Wines

Red wine 2016 D.O. Manchuela "Rosalia", Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine, Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Clay amphora
Registration number: #AL-L18030

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 27 September, 2019
Huge area located in the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca in the Castilla-La Mancha region of eastern central Spain, bordered on the west by DO La Mancha, on the northeast by DO Utiel-Requena and on the south by DO Jumilla. The vineyards occupy a total of 75.000 hectares of vineyards. Of these, only 4,100 hectares were classified as DO in 2000, located between the Júcar and Cabriel river valleys. The soil type is dominated by deep clay marl with limestone sediments. There is a dry continental climate with hot summers with lots of sunshine and relatively cold winters. In the whole area the red Bobal dominates with 70% of the stock....

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The group of vine varieties probably originates from Spain. The individual varieties of different colours are grown under numerous names/synonyms all over the world. The best known of these are Garnacha or Garnatxa in Spain, Grenache in France, as well as Cannonau (Sardinia), Granaxia and Tai Rosso or formerly Tocai Rosso (Veneto) in Italy. The exact origin is assumed to be in the region of Aragon in northeastern Spain, which was justified accordingly by the French ampelographers Pierre Galet (1921-2019), Victor Vermorel (1848-1927), Pierre Viala (1859-1936) and Victor...

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