Mentrida’s vineyards are situated at heights of between 656 and 1,640 feet (200 and 500 metres) on soil that is underlain with calciferous clay topped with sand. The climate here is continental with hot summers and pretty cold winters. Most of the rain falls in the autumn and winter. Mentrida Spanish wines are either red or rosé. Most of the vines are Tinto Aragonés (Gamacha), with some Tinto de Madrid, Tinto Basto, and Cencibel (Tempranillo). Government advisors are recommending replanting the Tinto de Madrid and some of the Gamacha with Cencibel, which is better suited to the soil and climate of Méntrida.
The rosados and tintos vinos jovenes are light, fresh, pleasing, and fruity. The Crianzas are more full- bodied and with greater taste and these promise much for the future from this area. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) for rosado, 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C) vinos jovenes tinto, and 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C) for the Crianza wines.