DO Vinos de Madrid is located at the very centre of the Iberian Peninsula, holding a total of 13.000 hectares divided in three production sub area: Arganda is the largest sub area with a total of 26 counties where Airén, Malvar and Tempranillo varieties are grown; Navalcarnero, at the south of Madrid encompasses 19 municipalities, and the main varieties cultivated here are Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca and Malvar; finally San Martín de Valdeiglesias, at the south-western side of the autonomous community, includes 9 counties that grow Garnacha and Albillo. Nowadays there are also some plantations of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Topography and soils diverge a lot in the three sub areas of Vinos de Madrid. In Arganda, landscape is sinuous with limestone and loam soils. Navalcarnero has gentle scenery with brown soils and poor in limestone. San Martín de Valdeiglesias on the other hand, has a more rolling countryside, with sandy soils also poor in limestone. In general, climate is dry continental: rainfall barely reaches 400mm yearly and temperatures are very extreme, as in the entire Spanish plateau.
Wines produced at the three subareas of Vinos de Madrid are red, rosé and white. Red wines from San Martín de Valdeiglesias are robust, full in colour and body, fruity and delectable with low acidity. Red wines from Navalcarnero show similar features but their alcoholic content is more moderate. Arganda on its side has red wines more balanced and noble.
If we talk about white wines, the more reputable are the ones produced in Arganda with Malvar, light, fresh and dry.