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Characteristics of Alma de Luzón
Alma de Luzón is a red wine from the D.O. Jumilla produced by the Luzón winery. This wine is a blend of 3 different grape varieties: Monastrell (70%). Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Syrah (10%).
The grapes used to make Alma de Luzón come from vineyards owned by the winery. These vineyards are over 50 years old and are located at around 650 metres above sea level.
The harvest is carried out manually. The grapes are then transported to the winery in small boxes with a 10-15kg capacity to avoid the grapes breaking prematurely before their arrival.
At the winery, the grapes pass through a selection table. Following this, the grapes undergo the various stages of the winemaking process. The grapes ferment for 10 days at a constant and controlled temperature of 28-30ºC. Before the final ageing process, Alma de Luzón undergoes maceration for 2-3 weeks with ths skins still intact.
Finally Alma de Luzón ages for 22months in oak barreks, 60& frech 40% american.
Luzón is one of the most important wineires in the D.O Jumilla. Across their 500 hectares of land, Luzón grows all of the grapes for the products, mainly the Monastrell variety.
Serve at 17ºC
Foie gras, Cold meat, Sheep cheese, Goat cheese, Roasted lamb, Large game, Blue cheese
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.