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Meseta

Huge plateau landscape in the interior of the Iberian peninsula, which is intersected by the three rivers Duero, Tagus and Guadiana. The meseta forms Spain Center, the two mountain ranges Sierra de Guadarrama and Serranía de Cuenca divide the area in two halves with the regions Extremadura. Castile and Leon and Castile-La Mancha. In the northeast lies the capital Madrid. The extreme climate is characterized by brooding hot summers and cold winters, but wine is produced in huge quantities. Here are the DO's La Mancha (200,000 ha), Méntrida (12,800 ha), Ribera del Guadiana (13,200 ha), Valdepeñas (29,000 ha) and Vinos de Madrid (11,800 ha).

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