DO JUMILLA

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LOCATION:

The designation of origin Jumilla is located in the Southeast of Spain, and it covers a wide district in the North of the region of Murcia and part of the Southeast of the province of Albacete . It is a rough region where the vineyards spread across a table-land surrounded by mountains.

CLIMATE:

The climate of the area is continental, influenced by its proximity to the Mediterranean on the east side and La Mancha plateau on the west side. It is a sunny and dry climate, with some 3,000 hours of sun a year and scant rains – some 300 litres per square metre a year.

SOIL:

The soils are dark, lime bearing and sometimes with a hard lime crust. In general, they are permeable and have good moisture retaining properties, which allows the vines to survive during periods of prolonged drought.

GRAPE VARIETIES:

Whites: airén, macabeo, malvasía, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc,   moscatel de grano menudo, pedro ximénez, verdejo

Reds: Monastrell (principal), garnacha, garnacha tintorera, tempranillo,   cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, syrah