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Characteristics of Alceño Rosado
Alceño Rosado is a rosé wine from D.O. Jumilla made by Bodegas Alceño, the first commercial winery in Jumilla founded in 1879 and, currently, is run by the fourth generation of the family.
The climate of this area is continental with Mediterranean influence. This climate is characterised by being sunny with little rain. The annual average temperature is 16º. The winters are very cold and the summers are warm, exceeding 40ºC on some occasions.
This wine is a coupage of Monastrell (85%) and Syrah (15%) varieties grown in their own vineyards in the winery situated at an altitude of 600-800 metres above sea level.
The vines are planted in rocky and calcareous soils.
As for the production, each grape undergoes a separate process. The Monastrell grapes undergo a cold maceration for 6 hours at 15 ºC and, on the other hand, the Syrah undergoes a cold maceration for 24 hours at 15 ºC.
Afterwards, there is a static racking and a fermentation at a controlled temperature of 15-18ºC.
Serve at 8ºC
Pasta with meat sauce, Complex salads, Poultry, Aperitif, Fish rices, Light starters
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.