D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)
Alceño Monastrell 12 meses is a red wine from Jumilla made by Bodegas Alceño, a winery that was founded in 1870 by Roque Martinez, along with two partners. It became the first commercial winery in Jumilla. Currently, it is run by the fourth generation of the family.
The climate in this area is semi-arid, continental and Mediterranean in character. It is characterized by low rainfall throughout the year and average temperatures between 13ºC and 18ºC. This wine is a blend of Monastrell (85%) and Syrah (15%) from the oldest Monastrell grape vineyards planted on calcareous and stony soils, 600 and 800 metres above sea level. Alceño Monastrell 12 months spends four months in new French and American oak barrels (50%) to carry out the process of aging.
The palate is very expressive and balanced. It is structured and full bodied. Ripe fruits are present.
On the nose, there are aromas of ripe fruits with spices and oak. Notes of vanilla, cinnamon and pine nuts appear.
2015 Bacchus de Oro