is an appellation which has benefited from a Dénominación de Origen (DO) since 1975 and covers an area around the town of the same name. Located to the north of the Murcia region, the Yecla
appellation is encased between those of Almansa, Alicante and Jumilla. There have been vineyards in this region since antiquity.
The geography of the area, located between the Mediterranean Sea and the plateau of La Mancha, is excellent for wine growing. The soil of the Yecla appellation is sandy, low in organic matter and deep with good permeability. The climate is Mediterranean-continental, with long, hot and dry summers and mild winters enabling the grapes to ripen well.
The main grape variety used for the Yecla red wines is the Monastrell, complemented by an assortment of other varieties: Grenache, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. They produce meaty, supple and well-balanced wines. The Yecla white wines offer up fruity nuances from their Airen, Merseguera, Macabeo and Malvasa varietals. Castaño, Candela e Hijos, Lázaro del Corse and Señorio de Barahonda produce lovely, typical examples of the wines of Yecla.
More informations on the website of the wines of Yecla