Huge area in the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca in the Castile-La Mancha region in eastern central Spain, to the west of the DO La Mancha
, in the northeast to the DO Requena
and in the south to the DO Jumilla
borders. The vineyards document overall. 75,000 hectares of vineyards. Of these, only 4,100 hectares were classified as DO in 2000, which lie between the river valleys of the Júcar and Cabriel. The type of soil is deep clay marl with lime sediments. There is a dry continental climate with hot summers with plenty of sunshine and relatively cold winters. The red dominates the entire area Bobal
with 70% of the stock. Other approved red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cencibel (Tempranillo), Garnacha Tinta, Merlot, Monastrell, Moravia Dulce and Syrah. Approved white varieties are Viura (Macabeo), Albillo de Albacete, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which dominate with 90%.