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The origins of Almansa wine

Winegrowing in Almansa probably dates from the 16th century, and wine has been produced in the region ever since. Almansa stands around 700 metres (2,300 feet) above sea level in the eastern corner of the province of Albacete, bordering Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. The denomination of origin, established in 1975, encompasses 8 boroughs and 7,600 …

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The twelve DO Almansa wineries

The Almansa Denominación de Origen was established in 1966 and stretches eastwards in Albacete province, encompassing 8 boroughs, with 7,600 hectares (some 19,000 acres) under vine. It currently consists of 750 winegrowers and twelve wineries that, over the course of 2015, produced 62,553 hectolitres (1,652,475 US gallons) of wine, of which around 80% was sold …

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DO Almansa wines around the world

Wine lovers and wine experts have long been aware that the Almansa region is ideally suited to the production of fine wines. In 2015, DO Almansa hit the landmark production figure of 3 million bottles per year. And only 30% of that is sold domestically within Spain. We have over thirty years’ experience exporting our …

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The perfect match for DO Almansa wines

Matching food and wine is one of the areas of liveliest discussion among wine experts, and also among those who don’t see themselves as experts, but just want something to enhance their enjoyment of a nice glass of wine. In theory this seems quite straightforward: it’s just a question of choosing a dish and a …

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The Garnacha Tintorera grape

Among all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the terrains that comprise the Designation of Origen of Almansa, there is one that stands out for its curious characteristics: the Garnacha tintorera. It is well known by wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs that the characteristic red colour of many types of wine comes from the colour …

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