Ucles received DO status as recently as 2005, when a body of producers formed a quality wiine association. It has a continental climate, meaning long hot Summers, and very cold Winters. Average rainfall per year is about 500mm. Authorized red varieties of grapes include: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Garnacha. White varieties include Verdejo, Chardonnay, Moscatel Sauvignon and Macabeo.