The area of production of Ribera del Júcar Designation of Origin is characterized by its horizontality, as a plain, in which a few hillocks are dispersed constitutes it. This horizontality is only broken by the passing of the river that gives its name to this denomination and by a few wooded hills between Sisante and Casas de Haro.
Forest areas of great interest are preserved within the Ribera del Júcar, such as stone pine groves along with riverbank forests in which we can find Willows, Poplars and Elms.
The deep calcareous clay soils, covered with pebbles are found on a high plateau with an average height above sea level of 750 meters.
This matchless situation and special microclimate of the Ribera del Júcar assure excellent conditions for vine growing.
A mild Mediterranean climate type.
Average annual temperature of Ribera del Júcar is close to 14º C, with thermal oscillation of approximately 20.5 degrees.
Average annual rainfall stands between 450 and 550 mm and it is very regular throughout the year, with the exception of the period ranging from June to September. Therefore, it can be said that the geographic area of Ribera del Júcar’s humidity regime corresponds to that of a dry Mediterranean climate.
The combination of the thermal and humidity regime allows establishing that the type of climate of the Ribera del Júcar is a mild Mediterranean climate.
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