DO Alamansa – The Wine Region

By addisonsheppard on January 21, 2011 In Wines and Spirits

The Almansa wine region is situated in the province of Albacete and covers an area of 7,100 hectares. The Alamansa wine region consists of 12 vineyards (Bodegas), which produce 17 million liter of wine annually.
Red Wine Varieties
This region is known for several red wine varieties, including the following;
Garnacha Tintorera, Tempranillo, Monastrell, Syrah
White wine Varieties
The white wines most commonly known from this region include;
Airen, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc.
The following timeline shows this region and its vintage overview from 1984- 2007.
1984 Buena!
1985 Muy Buena
1986 Buena
1987 Buena
1988 Buena
1989 Buena
1990 Buena
1991 Buena
1992 Muy Buena
1993 Muy Buena
1994 Muy Buena
1995 Muy Buena
1996 Muy Buena
1997 Buena
1998 Buena
1999 Buena
2000 Buena
2001 Muy Buena
2002 Muy Buena
2003 Muy Buena
2004 EXCELLENT!!**
2005 Muy Buena
2006 Muy Buena
2007 Muy Buena

Why not give it a try and see what is your favourite from this region, we recommend the 2003 Bodegas Pigueras, Gran Marius Reserva.
Other wines to try from this region..
Castillo de Almansa Bodega Piquera 2001
Finca Los Timonares Marius 2006
Bodegas Piqueras Casrillo de Almansa 2005

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