WINES
TYPE OF WINEMAXIMUM RESIDUAL SUGAR*
*Residual sugar measured as glucose and fructose.
Dry4 g/l
Semi Dry4 a 12 g/l
Semi Sweet12 a 45 g/l
Sweet+ 45 g/l

TYPES OF WINES

 

The wines produced under the quality criteria of the Denomination of Origin Almansa are red and white wines with different maturity levels.

 

The wines can be dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet, depending on the content of residual sugar in the final product.

Wine categories

 

The wines of the DO Almansa are classified by the following categories according to their colour and maturity.

 

  • Young white and rose wines
  • Barrel fermented white wine and aged white wines
  • Young red wines and oak aged red wines
  • Red aged wines
  • Red aged Reserve wines and Gran Reserve wines
  • Sparkling Wine (coming soon)

 

 

The traditional terms that can be used to classify the wines from the DO Almansa are Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva, Añejo, Noble, Superior, Viejo (old) and Rancio (rancid).

Grape Varieties

 

Wines from the Denomination of Origin Almansa can be made with local, national and international grapes.

 

The most commonly used red grapes for the elaboration of quality wines from the DO Almansa are Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir.

 

The most commonly used white grapes for the production of quality wines from DO Almansa are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Moscatel de Grano Menudo.

 

We are especially proud of the wines of the most unique and special variety of our area, the local variety Garnacha Tintorera.

 

The Garnacha Tintorera, unlike any other variety of red grapes, has red coloured pulp instead of white pulp, due to a high level of polyphenols.

 

Formerly this grape variety was used to add colour to the wines, but in recent years it is used to make unique wines of high quality as single variety wines.