CASTILLA, Spain, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Castilla-La Mancha is a privileged region; it has rich soil, a beneficial weather, and a great diversity of grape varieties in addition to a great tradition in viticulture and wine production, which results in unrivaled wines due to the quality of the fruit, which has a direct influence on the flavor, color, and aroma of wine. These factors, linked to the knowledge on wine production, lend the definitive characteristics to Castilla-La Mancha wines, unsurpassable wines.
In Castilla-La Mancha, we can find a wine for each occasion, a wine for each one of us, a wine for everybody. This is what people have been able to experience in several cities in the United States. With an appealing Road Show, that included seminars and wine tastings, the different Castilla-La Mancha wines visited the U.S. from July 9th through the 12th, turning up in San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington. Through these events, Castilla-La Mancha wines showed once again their commitment to the U.S. market, a market that still has much to discover from Castilla-La Mancha and its quality wines.
Being a territory of contrasts, its natural and historical diversity is perfectly exemplified in the variety of the vine, which is the wine's main characteristic, to which it lends character.
For white wines, the most emblematic grape for Castilla-La Mancha is Airen, although traditionally other varieties like Merseguera are also planted, producing fresh and aromatic white wines; Malvar, that in DO Mondejar produces light and fresh wines; Pardillo, grown in DO La Mancha and Manchuela, producing yellow-color, low-acidity and well balanced wines. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are also grown in the region.
As for red wines, Tempranillo produces strongbodied, alcoholic and structured wines, and when combined with Cabernet Sauvignon excellent wines are elaborated. Bobal grape produces wines that are fresh and aromatic, fruity, with low alcohol level and high acidity. Monastrell is a very hardy grape, producing intense, most aromatic wines ideal for ageing in oak; combined with Cabernet, Syrah and Garnacha it is sensational. Negral or Tinto Basto, which is named after the high amount of anthocyanins, is used to intensify the color of other varieties.
Castilla-La Mancha wines are present in the United States market and will continue conquering palates.
SOURCE Fundacion Castilla-La Mancha