The number of hectares registered under DO La Mancha regulation has been reduced by 5.12%, from 179,063ha in January 2010 to 169,900 ha in 2011. Nonetheless, DO La Mancha still is the largest denomination of origin in vineyard area, not only in Spain, but also in Europe, doubling in area under vine the second largest Spanish denomination of origin.

Most of this reduction in hectares is because of the European Union restructuring of vineyards plan, encouraging the uprooting of around 11,000ha of Airen and some others of Garnacha and Moravia.

On the other hand, the cultivation area of other twenty varieties as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah or Monastrell (see the table below) has increased considerably. This situation has reinforce the position of DO La Mancha as the denomination of origin with greatest diversity of grape varieties in the World.

 
DO LA MANCHA GRAPE
CULTIVATION AREA       
                 Grape    Hectares 2011    2010/11            
Whites
                 Airén        122,709    -8.1%       
                 Macabeo      2,097    +7.5%       
                 Verdejo       1,684    +17.7%       
                 Sau. Blanc   1,269    +22.7%       
                 Chardonnay    722    +44.68%       
                 Moscatel        233    +27.3%       
                 Riesling            61    +5.1%       
                 Parellada          43    =       
                 Pedro Ximénez   22    +340%       
                 Viognier            17    +54.5%       
                 Gewürztraminer  14    +100%       
                 Torrontés           2    =       
                Other/Experimentals    194
  
Reds       
               Tempranillo       26,727      0.48%       
               Garnacha           4,577    -3.14%       
               Syrah                3,062    +17.4%       
               Cab. Sauvignon   2,917     +6.6%       
               Moravia             1,717    -13.13%       
               Merlot               1,038      +5.9%       
               Monastrell             291    +92.7%       
               Petit Verdot          278    +3.7%       
               Bobal                     97    –       
               Graciano                 70    +100%       
               Cabernet Franc        35    +66.6%       
               Malbec                   24    +33.3%      

TOTAL                           169,900    -5.12%    

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