Jumilla wines are famous and internationally known for the success in using the Monastrell grape and the techniques employed in their cultivation, which found in the Jumilla soils the perfect place to developed its particular faculties, resulting in an excellent wine with exquisite aroma, beautiful colour, and a particular flavour.
Jumilla wines are made in modern facilities in wineries located in the same production area. Tables have been specially designed for the selection process, with pneumatic presses and roller crushers, as well as cold appliances.
The different wineries have controlled temperatures throughout the year, with adequate humidity and the most convenient ventilation.
Additionally, Jumilla is an excellent example of the use of non-polluting solar energy, with the installation of a system containing 120,000 solar panels on 100 hectares of territory that produce 20 megawatts and support a flourishing economy, with extensive crops of olive trees, fruit trees, and vineyards. Approximately 28,000 hectares of vineyard are registered, which boosts the tradition of Jumilla wines that has been maintained for centuries.
The vine was successfully cultivated in its soils under Roman rule.
Much later, in the 19th century, with the collapse of world viticulture due to the presence of the phylloxera plague, which decimated fields in Europe and America, Jumilla’s winemaking activity was fortunate enough to survive through an increase in its plantations and exports, notably strengthening the agricultural sector.
Denomination of Origin
Today, Jumilla maintains a recognized position as a wine-producing region, constituting one of the oldest Denominations of Origin (DO) in Spain, regulated since 1966. With the support and effort of producers, gatherers, and processors, the wines have achieved their deserved success and prestige.
The red wine, with a dominant presence of the Monastrell grape, has great structure and body. It is generally deep red with violet shades and a fruity aroma, distinguished by its character. The aging reds that wisely integrate the wood are extremely pleasant and have complex aromas. Sweet reds are bright and intense in colour, with a ripe fruit scent and high quality.
The rosé is also obtained from the Monastrell grape, through brief macerations between pulp and skin. It shows delicate pink tones with purple hues. The rosé wine has a strongly fruity aroma; it is elegant, pleasant, and fresh.
Jumilla is nowadays a magical space for those looking to taste good wine. There are places where one can stay in a natural environment and tour the vineyards and wineries. There is also the possibility of entering and getting to know the world of the preparation, storage, analysis, preservation, and bottling of wines up close.
In addition, there is fun, such as the Music Between Wines Festival, which takes place every year in the summer. There, you can enjoy a pleasant evening in a comfortable and well-equipped giant barrel.