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In The Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia we can appreciate the peculiar landscape of the vineyard in Castilla - La Mancha, specifically, the plantation of small and protected vines in the Daimiel area, drawing these curious and geometric lines.
Agriculture is the most important economic sector in this La Mancha town and the vineyard is the basic crop. Rice ceased to be cultivated with desiccation. And formerly the great production of millet was famous, for which this plant was called Panizo de Daimiel.
Within the cultivated vineyard variety, the Airén variety stands out, which occupies 95% of the total area, followed to a lesser extent by Cencibel and Chelva.
The vine is produced as a single crop or as an associated crop, generally with the olive tree. In any case, wine culture is so important that it has even given rise to the VID Festival.
Three wineries from Daimiel, seven from Ciudad Real, two from Toledo and one from Cuenca met to publicize their wines through this event that links music, wine culture and La Mancha gastronomy in Daimiel.
Airén is a white grape variety native to Spain, where it represents 23% of the country's total vineyards (213,000 ha). It has become the third grape with the largest cultivated area in the world.
Airén vineyards have low vine density. It is also commonly called valdepeñas and forcallat.