Appellation of Origin Jumilla
In the Jumilla Appellation of Origin there can be a truly inhospitable climate, where the MONASTRELL grape shows all its strength and excellent quality wines are produced.
The Terroir is that magical combination of grape variety, soil composition, orientation, pruning of the vines and the weather.
The climate of our town and where our vineyards are located is continental, influenced by the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea to the east and the La Mancha plateau to the west. It is a sunny and arid climate, with about 3000 hours of sunshine a year and little rainfall, about 300 liters per m2 per year, being the regime of these rains very irregular.
Winters with numerous frosts are very cold, while summers are very hot and dry. Under this climate and with the help of brown and limestone soils, very poor in organic matter, with high PH and low salinity, one of the jewels of viticulture develops: the MONASTRELL.
The Jumilla appellation of origin is located in the Southeast of Spain, it covers a wide part in the north of the Murcia region and the southeast part of the province of Albacete. It is a rugged region, where the vineyards are spread out on a plateau surrounded by mountains.
The soils of the denomination in general have a great water capacity and medium permeability. This allows the vines to survive in conditions of prolonged drought, making good use of the available water. The vineyards are situated on an altitude between 400 and 900 meters.
The character of Jumilla wines is determined by what is known as “terroir“. This is a magical combination of grape variety, composition of the soil, orientation and pruning of the vines, and the weather. This characteristic differentiates the Jumilla wines from other regions.
The region’s climate is continental, influenced by the proximity of the Mediterranean to the east and the La Mancha plateau to the west. It is a sunny and arid climate with about 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and little rainfall, about 300 liters per square meter per year. The regime of these rains is very irregular, sometimes torrential. The annual average temperature is 16º, with cold winters that reach sub-zero temperatures and hot summers where they exceed 40º. The period of frost normally takes place between the months of November and March.
The wines of the D.O. Jumilla have the differentiating characteristic compared to others of being made from the Monastrell variety, which represents more than 80% of the cultivated area.
Currently the wines of the Jumilla Appellation of Origin are made with the most modern techniques, which together with the careful care of the grape, makes the Jumilla wines of excellent quality and therefore making the Jumilla Appellation of Origin an emerging and leading denomination within the national and international viticultural scene.