Jumilla wine

Tasty wines, with body and with a great deal of concentration

To speak of Jumilla wine is to really refer to the Monastrell grape variety. In recent years Jumilla has undergone an impressive transformation. Once used as concentrated and highly alcoholic wines to give strength to weaker wines from other regions, the wines from Jumilla have managed to change this reputation, now enjoying prestige from all over the world. Flavourful wines, with body and concentrated. As well as red wines, the region is also known for their rosés, again produced with the Monastrell variety.

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Casa Castillo Vino de Finca 2018

A smooth, Mediterranean Jumilla

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Por Tí 2016

A tribute to the Luzón family

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Por Tí 2016
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El Molar 2019

An unusual Garnacha to fall in love with

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

El Molar 2019
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Alceño Rosado 2019

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Alceño Rosado 2019
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Alceño Monastrell 12 2017

A Monastrell with breadth and persistence

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Alceño Monastrell 12 2017
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Luzón Colección Roble 2019

Smooth and meaty Monastrell with a touch of wood

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Luzón Colección Roble 2019
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Las Gravas 2018

Discreet but very elegant

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Las Gravas 2018
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Goru Organic 2018

A young and organic single-variety Monastrell

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Goru Organic 2018
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Juan Gil Blue Label 2018

A mature, concentrated Jumilla wine: an explosion of fruit and spices

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Juan Gil Blue Label 2018
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El Gorú 2019

A delicious Jumilla coupage

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

El Gorú 2019
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Bruto 2018

A tribute to the Monastrell variety

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Bruto 2018
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Juan Gil Moscatel Seco 2019

The freshest side of the Muscat variety

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Juan Gil Moscatel Seco 2019
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Honoro Vera Organic 2019

A Monastrell wine produced by organic farming

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Honoro Vera Organic 2019
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Honoro Vera Monastrell 2019

Accessible and versatile Monastrell

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Honoro Vera Monastrell 2019
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Wrongo Dongo 2018

A bright and irreverent Jumilla

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Wrongo Dongo 2018
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Goru 38 Barrels 2017

A Mediterranean coupage with light balsamic touches

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Goru 38 Barrels 2017
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Fuerza 2017

An open-minded and sweet Mediterranean red

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Juan Gil Yellow Label 4 Meses 2019

The young wine from Juan Gil: character and expression of the Monastrell variety

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Casa de la Ermita Crianza 2017

A flavoursome coupage with a Mediterranean character

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Casa de la Ermita Crianza 2017
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Infinito 2015

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Infinito 2015
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Alma de Luzón 2016

Monastrell essence

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Alma de Luzón 2016
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Juan Gil Blue Label Magnum 2018

A mature, concentrated Jumilla wine: an explosion of fruit and spices

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Casa Castillo Monastrell 2019

A sincere, pure and very fruity Monastrell

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Casa Castillo Monastrell 2019
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Juan Gil Rosado 2019

A fresh and full-bodied rosé from Jumilla

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Juan Gil Rosado 2019
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Alceño Joven 2019

Delicious and fresh coupage of Monastrell, Tempranillo and Syrah

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Casa Castillo Pie Franco 2018

Unique Jumilla character

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Casa Castillo Pie Franco 2018
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Carchelo 2019

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Carchelo 2019
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Goru Gold 2017

Irresistible temptation with a Mediterranean personality

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Goru Gold 2017
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Altos de Luzón 2018

Luzon’s premium wine

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Altos de Luzón 2018
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Carchelo Altico 2016

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Micrit Monastrell 2017

Mediterranean essence in its natural habitat

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Micrit Monastrell 2017
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Goru 18M 2016

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Juan Gil Silver Label 12 meses 2018

The same Juan Gil as always, now organic

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

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Las Gravas Magnum 2018

Discreet but very elegant

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Las Gravas Magnum 2018
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Por Tí 2017

A tribute to the Luzón family

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Por Tí 2017
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Los Yesares 2019

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

Los Yesares 2019
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La Servil 2019

Spain   D.O. Jumilla (Murcia)

La Servil 2019
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More about D.O. Jumilla

The Vitis Vinifera grape was discovered in many different areas across Jumilla, such as the catholic village of El Prado, the Necropolis of Molar and the Cueva de los Tiestos, all quite distant from eachother. According to accurate dating techniques, these vines have been growing in the region for over 5,000 years.

During the outbreak of the phylloxera plague in the 19th century the region surprisingly escaped contamination and so entered a period of economic expansion as wine merchants from France came in great numbers to buy wine. For this reason the vines were never regrafted onto resistant rootstock from the New World as was the case in the rest of Europe. However, phylloxera struck in 1989, devastating the vineyards and reducing production by 60% in 5 years. Replanting and grafting was slow and expensive but allowed the region to adopt the new methods of grape growing and wine making that were already proving successful in the neighboring DOs of Alicante and Almansa. DO Jumilla is one of the oldest in Spain having acquired its official status in 1966.

DO Jumilla is located in the south east of Spain, This DO is characterized by wide valleys and plateaus in the presence of mountains. It is a transition zone between the Mediterranean coastal area and the high central plateau of Castile-La Mancha.  The region is home to around 2,350 grape growers who cultivate more than 30,000 hectares of vineyards, 40% of which are located in the municipality of Jumilla. Annual production is usually around 64 million kilograms of grapes, of which only about 22 million litres of wine is officially qualified, as much of the wine is still bottled in bulk and bottled without a denominación de origin.

However, in recent years, DO Jumilla wines have revolutionized under the flag of the native Monastrell grape variety. The quality of wines that are produced in the region is the reason wine DO Jumilla is considered as one of the emerging names of the Spanish wine scene, enjoying success both domestically and on the international market.


Climate, Soils and Varities

The area is home to a continental climate (long hot summers and cold winters), influenced by the closeness of the Mediterranean Sea. The area is arid, with little and irregular rainfall (around 300 mm/year), though it mostly falls during spring and autumn, often in the form of violent storms which can sometimes cause damage to the vines. The average annual temperature is 16°C, though highs of 40°C can be reached in summer, with lows of below 0°C in winter. There is a risk of frost up to the month of March, exceptionally until April. The vines receive over 3,000 hours of sunlight per year.

The soils are dark, lime bearing and sometimes with a hard lime crust. In general, they are permeable and have good moisture retaining properties, which allows the vines to survive during periods of prolonged drought. They are poor in organic material and their structure does not favour phylloxera. They are quite sandy, allowing good aeration, have a high pH value and are low in salinity.

The vineyards in the region are situated at altitudes varying between 400–800 metres. But to talk of DO Jumilla is to really talk about the Monastrell grape variety, which is the grape variety best adapted to the regions conditions and soil compositions, and accounts for over 80% of total production.

Although widespread throughout the Mediterranean coast, the Monastrell is a strain of Spanish origin and is currently the third most planted variety in Spain. It is a robust variety and drought resistant, and like a good insolation. It has a medium-high sensitivity to downy mildew and powdery mildew, is highly resistant to excoriose, gray rot and moth, and has a high resistance to phylloxera.

While the Monastrell variety dominates, other grown varieties include, Cencibel, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah y Petit Verdot, while for the white wines, Airén, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez, Malvasía, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscatel.

DO Jumilla wines and wineries

Throughout the region, Monastrell grapes are used to produce rosé wines, through a short maceration between the pulp and skins, resulting in rosés that are fruity, fresh and elegant, with suggestive tones of rose, raspberries and cherries. But what really stands out it’s the production of its reds, dominated by the presence of the Monastrell grapes. Young reds from this region and variety have an intense purple red colour with violet tones and are very expressive and fruity on the nose (black fruits, ripe plum…) with tannins living in the mouth and a great structure. As for the aged red wines, they are meaty and have a greater aromatic complexity. Another local speciality is natural and sweet red wines, bright and dense reds with intensive colours, aromas of ripe fruit (figs, raisins …) with good tactile sensations and very persistent in the mouth.

The region is home to many large cooperatives and giant wineries, as well as some medium and a few small sized companies.

Casa de la Ermita. This winery was probably one of the first to bet on the regions wien revolution. Various grape varieties are cultivated here, including Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Mouvèdre. The company is a pioneer in organic farming and boasts an impressive collection of 4,200 barrels. Labels produced here include Casa de la Ermita and Moony, the latter of which is made using the company’s oldest vines.

Juan Gil. A family company, Juan Gil is now in the hands of the fouth generation of the same family who founded it. The winery blends old and new, linking tradition with technological revolution. Their vineyards are located at around 700-850 metres above sea level and are home to old Monastrell vines, as well as younger Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot vines that help provide provide strong nuances of spices and fruit in their wines, marketed under the brands Hono Vega and Juan Gil. The development of powerful new signature Gil Family Estates began with the construction of the new winery Juan Gil in Aragona, Jumilla. while got underway project of El Nido with the illusion of seeing off author wines and reviled high in Jumilla.

Bodega El Nido ;the first steps of this winery begin to bear fruit at the end of 2001, resulted in the collaboration agreement between the Gil Family and Chris Ringland, one of the best Australian winemakers. It has small plots with a total of 32 hectares of the Monastrell variety, from very old vines and some almost centenarians, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah 1.8 hectares. The first harvest is marketed to add the corresponding 2002 under the brands El Nido and Clio. Also in 2009 the first harvest of Corteo completes the current range of wines is produced.

Bodegas Luzon was established in 1916 with a successive union of growers and winemakers, but the new winery was built 2000, with an important enological reform in 2005 and 2,500 oak barrels. Moscatel Sells a dozen labels, from the oak and young wine varietal Petit Verdot, through the raisings and author wines, to the Luzon Verde organic vineyard, and frizzante white Muscatel.

Casa Castillo is the legacy of a winery built by the French in 1870, but not until 1985 when the second generation of the family (Nemesio and his son Jose Maria Vicente) start a new project with the introduction of new varieties and restructuring of 174 hectares of vineyards. Produces a single variety of Monstrell and a Syrah, as well as the multivarietal Las Gravas, although its flagship wine is the Casa Castillo Pie Franco, who comes from the parcel La Solana where a plantation Monastrell rootstock planted in the year 1941

Bodegas Carchelo, founded in 1990 by Agapito Rico, which was the first winemaker who dared to plant French vines in the DO, is located in Sierra del Carche, with a height of 1371 meters, was a pioneer in Jumilla for its policy of wines quality from grown so successfully that there was a mirror effect for other wineries in the appellation of origin.The winery has 100 hectares of plantation, including own plots and leased plots of Monastrell, Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, of which produces half dozen labels: Carchelo, Altico, Green, Servant, Canalizo and Autista where the benefits of the latter are intended for the Association of People with Developmental Disorder Autistic type Astrada.

Bodegas Volver is the project of Jorge Ordoñez and Rafael Canizares in 2004, two of those responsible for the Spanish international boom came in the 90s, which recovered previously unknown ancient abandoned in areas such as the DO Jumilla vineyards. At the same time, Jorge Ordóñez reinventing the business of export of Spanish wines, creating new types of customers and making known to the world the potential of the wines from this region. 

 

Situation of D.O. Jumilla