More than just a Denomination of origin
D.O. (Denomination of origin) Jumilla includes the vineyards from the north of the Region of Murcia and several municipalities in the province of Albacete.
D.O. Jumilla was founded and the regulation was established in 1966. The charm of this specific D.O. is its geographic characteristic, where the valleys and plains are marked by the mountains. Also, the Levante of Mediterranean and Manchego character have contributed heavily to the unique personality of the wines.
D.O. Jumilla covers 19.000 hectares of vineyards that are situated in between the province of Murcia and Albacete. These areas have a deeply rooted wine tradition, with D.O. Jumilla being one of the oldest in Spain. Thanks to its rigorous conditions, the wines from this D.O. have achieved a high level of recognition in this sector.
We think of Monastrell when we talk about D.O. Jumilla
Monastrell is a native variety of grapes that has best adapted to the climatic and soil conditions of the DO of Jumilla. The Monastrell is the predominant variety in this region, representing more than 80% of vineyards here. Perhaps the reason behind this variety’s prevalence is how incredibly well suited it is to the environment here.
The Monastrell is a noble variety that finds in Jumilla the perfect conditions to develop its best characteristics of color and flavor.
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.
An annual precipitation of 300 liters per square meter has been the average rainfall over the past few years. This climate allows us to produce small grape clusters with a good concentration of sugar, excellent acidity and thicker peels. The grapes are handpicked into 15 kg boxes and undergo a strict selection process before entering the winery.
Located south-east of Spain, Jumilla is a region of climatic complexity where the contrast is obvious; summers are hot and winters are cold, which lead to extended droughts and torrential rainfall.
Soil as an essential factor leads to quality wines
The soil is dark and enriched with lime, which sometimes results in a hard crust consisting of the minerals. Despite this, it is permeable and has good moisture retention, which allows the vines to survive during prolonged periods of drought. It is also a natural repellant of phylloxera due to its low content of organic material, which is unconducive to the propagation of the pests. In general, the dark soil has a sandy consistency with good aeration, a high pH value and low salinity.