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Características de Alceño Dulce Monastrell
Alceño Dulce Monastrell is a red wine from the DO Jumilla made by Bodegas Alceño, the first commercial winery in Jumilla.
This wine has been made 100% with the Monastrell variety, from old vines. The grapes are subject to a cold pellicular maceration at 5ºC for 4 days, then additional natural alcohol is added and the wine macerates for 4 days.
SightVery intense robe, intense purple colour with a violet rim.NoseAromas of raisins, dried figs and fruit jam.TasteVery wide on the palate with tannic, acidic and sugary sensations uniting, offering a very long flavour in the mouth and a very balanced and persistent finish.
DO Jumilla is located on a high plain in the eastern region of Spain, acting as a transition zone between the Mediterranean coastal area and the high central plateau of Castile-La Mancha. The vineyards of Jumilla are spread over the municipality of Jumilla, in Murcia, and six counties in the southeast of the province of Albacete: Ontur, Tobarra, Albatana, Hellin, Montealegre and Fuente Alamo. The main variety of the area is the Monastrell grape variety, a noble and robust variety which produces small bunches of small dark-coloured grapes very rich in sugars and other noble components.
Other wines from D.O. Jumilla
Midway through the 19th Century, the phylloxera plague caused an increase in the size of the Jumilla production area since many of the surrounding areas were strongly affected. Unlike today, Jumilla was not a winemaking centre at the time. However, in light of these new circumstances, Roque Martínez and two business partners founded the first commercial winery in Jumilla in 1870.