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More than 3.000 hours of sunshine a year

 
 
 
 

The climate in the region is continental, influenced by the Mediterranean in the east and by the plateau of La Mancha in the west.

The sunny and arid climate receives more than 3.000 hours of sunshine per year and is one of the driest wine areas of Spain.

 

The little annual precipitation of 300 litres per square metre has been the average rainfall over the past few years.

Like in the south-east of Spain, Jumilla is an area regulated by its climatic complexity where the contrast is obvious; summers are hot and winters are cold, leading to extended drought and violent torrential precipitations.

 

This climate allows us to obtain small bunches of grapes with a good concentration of sugar, excellent acidity and thicker peels. The grape is harvested by hand in 15kg boxes before passing through a selection table that allows them to enter into the winery practically whole.

 
 
 
 

When we speak about the Denomination of Origin Jumilla, we speak about the MONASTRELL grape.

 

MONASTRELL is the grape variety that has best adapted over time to the climatic and soil conditions of this denomination, resulting in its characteristic wines.

 

This variety represents over 80% of the vineyards of this denomination.

Monastrell Jumilla local variety

 
 

It is a sunny and arid climate with more than 3.000 hours of sunshine per year.

 

Winters are cold, reaching below zero temperatures. Summers are hot exceeding temperatures of 40ºc.

 

The temperature differences between night and day are notably different which benefits the cultivation of an excellent quality grape.