PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) Tierra de Castilla Wines
Community regulations make possible to elaborate wines with geographical indication, provided that they have been obtained from certain varieties and that they come from a particular production area. In Spain, these wines are called “Vinos de la Tierra” ( Wines of the Region), and on their labels it is possible to find indications related to the different varieties, vintages and name of the wine growing holding, as well as natural conditions or techniques of the viticulture which gave rise to the wine.
The social and economic importance of the sector in the region, as well as the effort when it comes to modernization produced by producers, winemakers, bottlers, and marketers in the recent years, demands an instruments which allows them to provide the market with quality wines properly labelled.
There are different types of wines that can be elaborated in the PGI Tierra de Castilla Wines, namely: white, rosé, and red wines; semi-sparkling wines; sparkling wines; liqueur wines; wines from over-ripe grapes.
The geographical area comprises the plots and sub-plots located in the municipalities of the territory of Castilla-La Mancha. The production process of wines takes places in cellars located in the municipalities within the geographical area. In this area, the vineyard is deeply rooted in the history and culture of its inhabitants. In addition, in 28 cities of the geographical area, the vineyard has an extension of more than 50% of the ground surface.
Council of communities of Castilla-La Mancha- Ministry of Agriculture