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I was invited to learn more about (and taste) a few wines from Jumilla, a place I have not yet visited and whose wines I knew only from my studies, I was excited to dig in!
Why Try Jumilla Wine?
Jumilla is known for growing Monastrell. This red-skinned variety is called Mourvèdre in France and Mataro in the US, but it’s considered original to this spot in southeastern Spain in the Levante area — a treasure zone of 90+-year-old ungrafted bush-trained vines.
A new video from DO Jumilla highlights the connection between viticulture and art by bringing together three experts across different crafts.
Another internationally used name for Mourvèdre is Mataro, which is used in Australia and California. It is a town on the Mediterranean coast between Valencia and Barcelona. As the fourth-most planted red grape in Spain, it is mainly grown in Alicante, Jumilla, Valencia and Yecla.
The Spanish region of Jumilla is famed for its arid climate and rocky soils. Now, it’s wonderfully gastronomic wines are set to take the on-trade by storm, reports Sarah Neish.