Jumilla, Spain DO
D.O. (Denomination of origin) Jumilla includes the vineyards from the north of the Region of Murcia and several municipalities in the province of Albacete.
D.O. Jumilla was founded and the regulation was established in 1966. The charm of this specific D.O. is its geographic characteristic, where the valleys and plains are marked by the mountains. Also, the Levante of Mediterranean and Manchego character have contributed heavily to the unique personality of the wines.
D.O. Jumilla covers 19.000 hectares of vineyards that are situated in between the province of Murcia and Albacete. These areas have a deeply rooted wine tradition, with D.O. Jumilla being one of the oldest in Spain. Thanks to its rigorous conditions, the wines from this D.O. have achieved a high level of recognition in this sector.
Monastrell is a native variety of grapes that has best adapted to the climatic and soil conditions of the DO of Jumilla. The Monastrell is the predominant variety in this region, representing more than 80% of vineyards here. Perhaps the reason behind this variety’s prevalence is how incredibly well suited it is to the environment here.