Our land

Our Vineyards

“The extreme conditions favour the maturation process of the varieties grown in our vineyards”

viniedos1Bodegas Cristo de la Vega relies on extensive vineyards belonging exclusively to the members of the winery. The landscape isn’t very hilly with an altitude around 700 meters above the sea level.

Our vineyards enjoy a continental climate with hot summers, long and cold winters with rainfall ranging from 300 to 400 mm. These extreme conditions favour the maturation process of the varieties grown in our vineyards, some of them of almost 100 years old.

We have varieties of Spanish as well as foreign origin that are perfectly suited to our conditions and after rigorous maturation controls on the field, they are welcomed in their best moment in order to elaborate them separately and so ensure the highest quality in our wines

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Our White Varieties:
Airén, Macabeo, Verdejo, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Our Red Varieties:
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Syrah.
 
 

Our Region

“La Mancha is the largest wine region in the world”

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The wine culture has always been a tradition for the people of this land. In fact the Wine Culture is based on many of the customs, festivals and literature from the village of La Mancha. We must not forget the allusions that make the wine from La Mancha's great writers of the Golden Age Miguel de Cervantes masterpiece “Don Quixote”, Cervantes makes several references to wine as one that says, "both praised the wine that put him in the clouds, but dare not leave much in them so that they won’t get ruined ". Although the documented origins of vineyards in La Mancha dated XII-XIII centuries after it repopulated in the times of Reconquista, some would argue that the vines from La Mancha date back to the Roman times. However, the cultivation of vineyards in La Mancha reaches its maximum expansion since 1940, due to the implementation of many wine producers throughout the region. The wine is also the main economic activity of the municipalities of the Designation of Origin- DO

Therefore, La Mancha is the largest wine region in the world with around 450,000 hectares of vineyards within its area of production, of which only about 165,000 are able to produce wines with “designation of origin”, it is one of the most welcomed vineyards across Europe with DO.

La Mancha, a vast expanse of land that has a flat terrain, without great heights and with beautiful red Miocene sediments of limestone structure. Their temperatures are extreme due to its continental climate, ranging from the winter cold of -15 º to 45 º from the stifling summer. Dryness is one of its most distinct characteristics, since its microclimate prevents the entry of moist winds, presenting a low rainfall (300 to 400 mm per year), thus La Mancha is primarily a dry land farming. Moreover, our country has 3,000 hours of sunshine a year to sear their grapes; hence we offer the best fruit.

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