Jumilla
It is located in southeastern Spain, in a transition zone between the coast and the plateau Levant Castilian-Manchego, protecting the production two broad areas: the town of Jumilla Murcia province and the municipalities of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuenteálamo, Ontur, Hellin, Albatana and Tobarra Albacete province. It was created in 1966, alth...
It is located in southeastern Spain, in a transition zone between the coast and the plateau Levant Castilian-Manchego, protecting the production two broad areas: the town of Jumilla Murcia province and the municipalities of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuenteálamo, Ontur, Hellin, Albatana and Tobarra Albacete province. It was created in 1966, although since the romanization Hispanic, the vine was cultivated in this country. A mid-nineteenth century when the phylloxera punishes large European territories, motivated the spectacular off jumillana wine economy, with increasing vine plantings and a significant increase in wine exports to France. The current area of ​​the denomination is 32,000 ha and 3,000 registered vineyards, characterized by wide valleys and plains, is a transition zone between the Mediterranean coast and the plateau east Castilian-Manchego, with a continental climate with Mediterranean influence. The land altitudes between 400 m and 800 m. The soils are gray and limestone with a large water capacity and medium permeability, which brings needed moisture to the vines prolonged drought conditions, are poor in organic matter and have a loamy and sandy loam, high pH and low salinity . A phylloxera attack late in 1989, which forced replanting vines to produce reds, pinks and whites but still fruity, made from native grape varieties, especially Monastrell, imported as Syrah and Merlot. The production area of ​​the IO Jumilla has shown new potential since the early 90s, along with careful harvesting and investment in technology has improved the quality. The wines of the IO Jumilla have the particularity of being made from the Monastrell variety, which accounts for over 80% of the cultivated area, along with others such as Cencibel (Tempranillo) and Garnacha in inks and Airen, Macabeo and Chardonnay for whites. Highlights rosé wines, with short maceration between pulp and skins, have shades of pink, raspberry and cherry, with purple hues, fruity aromas and elegant, tasty and fresh in the mouth. The red wines, dominated by the presence of the Monastrell grape, strong color, usually red-purple color with violet and very expressive and fruity nose.
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