The area of this Designation is characterised by an extreme dry continental climate influenced by the Atlantic.
ANNUAL RAINFALL: 350-400 mm.
ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 12-13°C (-11 to 37 °C)
HOURS OF SUNSHINE: 2,600 (up to 3,000)
SOLAR THERMAL INDEX: 4.23
VINE GROWING CYCLE: 230 days (approx.)
All these climatic conditions, extreme cold in winter, many hours of sunshine, etc. give the grapes exceptional quality, which is essential for making good wines.