Méntrida – Garnacha and more


The Spanish region with the greatest diurnal temperature variation. 

Méntrida with its 8,100 ha (20,000 acres) of vineyard might be a bit unfamiliar to international consumers. However, for Spaniards and especially for Madrid inhabitants, it is quite a popular name. The region is in the north west of Toledo province to the immediate south of Madrid. 

The immense Gredos range overlooks the appellation. However, Méntrida DO goes beyond the limits of the mountain and extends southwards. In fact, many of its wines are reported on this site as part of articles about Gredos, such as Gredos Pinot-like Garnachas (but there...