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Characteristics of Alceño Joven
Alceño Joven is a young red wine from Jumilla made by Bodegas Alceño. This wine is a blend of Monastrell (60%), Tempranillo (20%) and Syrah (20%).
The vineyard from which the grapes come is between 600 and 800 metres above sea level. The soil is stony and calcareous and the yield per plant never exceeds 1.75 kilos.
After the harvest, Alceño Joven undergoes a cold maceration.
It is later macerated following the traditional method of carbonic maceration. The wort finally goes through several pumpings. All these processes are carried out under temperature control, always greater than 20 degrees and less than 25 degrees.
Bodegas Alceño is led today by the fourth generation of the family and has adapted the facilities of the cellar to the times.
Today it meets all the requirements of development and product quality.
Serve at 14ºC
Rice with meat, Blue fish, Mushrooms, Creamed soups, Stews, Roasts
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.
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.