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Jumilla is part of the Murcia region in the Levante province of Spain. It benefits from an arid, but gentle inland climate with some assistance from the nearby Mediterranean. Though it can get quite hot, its elevated plateaus give it some relief, and soil rich in limestone some much-needed moisture. Like its neighboring regions of Yecla and Bullas, the predominant grape grown is Monastrell (the same as France’s Mourvèdre). The Monastrell produced in Jumilla is often considered the best.  

The grapes respond well to these growing conditions and produce some well-structured wines. They are often very dark in color, with rich, plummy and dark berry flavors and tend to have balanced earth tones reminiscent of black olives, dark chocolate and espresso with good minerality to finish them out. Some delicate attention to oak barrel aging can give these wines even further depth. They are often Monastrell single varietal releases, but sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and/or Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Jumilla View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

Popular Wineries in Jumilla View all

  • Bodegas Silvano García

    From its foundation in 1925, time, perseverance and constancy have been the keys for the evolutio...

  • Bodegas Juan Gil

    Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which be...

  • Bodegas El Nido

    Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, S...

  • Luzon

    The soils of our vineyards are stony and coarse textured and endure a climate of hot days and coo...

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Jumilla on Snooth

  • Juan Gil Monastrell Monastrell


    Deep color and strong smoky flavor. Read More

    Wine review by jillpickle

  • Last night Sandra and I were back in the district to attend a one-month opening ... ... Espanol Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain.  The other two are a distant memory as was her final glass.  My final glass was that lovely Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon.  Very nice indeed.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre 2013


    Old world in nature with dark fruit on the palate. Nice balance of acidity and soft tannins with a earth/woody finish. Improved second day and increased my rating by half a glass. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Albero Jumilla Organic Monastrell 2014


    Well balanced and true to form. A little on the dry side for the grape. Full mouth feel, a little spice on the finish...like black pepper. Dark cherry attack. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • DV - Triton Tridente is from Zamora, a little west of Toro. It's dry and ... the ones who essentially put Jumilla on the map. They partnered with Chris Ringland from Australia for some of their wines and as they're usually making wines in really hot regions, the wines are going to be pretty big.The weather ain't like BC!D - a co-worker goes ou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...

  • Juan Gil Monastrell Honoro Vera 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Bodegas Luzon Mourvedre Blend Jumilla Altos de Luzón 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by xfer

  • Escudo de Plata Gran Reserva Bodegas Fernandez Jumilla 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • I am drinking a Bandol from the south of France ,a Chateau Vannieres 1999.made ... very dry and tannic. I had a Jumilla from Spain a few weeks ago [Carta Roja Monastrell Gran Reserva ] which is also a mourverde wine but was far bett Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Juan Gil Silver Label Jumilla Do 2012


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    Wine review by sfquixote

  • fine aroma. strong tannin

    Comment by 795410sucheta 795410 sucheta

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