The Jumilla DO
is located in the southeast of Spain, in a transition area between the Mediterranean coast and the Castilla La Mancha plateau. The production area is one of valleys and broad plains surrounded by mountains. The "Denominación de Origen" was granted in 1966 to a vast area surrounding the town of Jumilla in the province of Murcia and for the vineyards in the districts of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuenteálamo, Ontur, Hellin, Albatana and Tobarra in the province of Albacete.
The vineyards of Jumilla grow in brown, brown-limestone and lime soils which have a high water retention capability. This allows the vines to survive in prolonged periods of drought. The climate in the Jumilla region is continental, influenced by the proximity of the Mediterranean to its east and La Mancha plateau on its western side. The dry, sunny climate is very propitious to the ripening of the grapes. Planted in over 80% of the vineyards, the Jumilla appellation’s emblematic grape variety is the Monastrel, a typical Spanish grape which expresses itself perfectly in this terroir. The designation also authorizes the Cencibel, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot for the red wines. The white wines of Jumilla make use of native and foreign grape varieties: Airen, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Moscatel and Verdejo. The appellation’s rosé wines are particularly popular.
The Jumilla DO shows the best of its terroir and the finest expressions of the Monastrel in the wines produced by Crapula Wines.
More informations on the website of the wines of Jumilla