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Murcia lies in the Southeast of Spain in the Levante province, named after the region’s capital on the Sigura river. French winemakers settled in the area in the second half of the 19th century after Phylloxera killed their crops at home. They came to realize the hot and dry Mediterranean climate with coastal winds resembled the Mourvèdre-growing areas of France, et voilà, the Spanish Monastrell grape was planted. The resulting wine is dark purple, and when produced with finesse, can be quite well structured and fruity, with balanced earth and minerality. 
 
The region is home to Yecla and Bullas, but Jumilla is where the most quality expressions of the wine are produced. Other grapes grown and often blended with Monastrell are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.The few white wines are made from Macabeo, Airen and Merseguera. Rosado and dessert styles are also produced. 
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  • Tempranillo

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Petit Verdot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Barahonda Barrica 2012

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • The more I think on it the more I conclude that Valencia needs more time. Is ... place with one of them down Murcia way. Nor do I know if they're receiving visitors wintertime. Valencia is worthy of more time to soak up its ambience, history, culture, too.  Ribera Del Duero, depending on who you can get in to see and taste with, can definitely... Read More

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  • Bodegas Castano Solanera Pre-Arrival 2012

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    RP 94 Read More

    Wine review by Misterbv


  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla Dulce 2007

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    Wow, I can not tell you how long it has been in my possession or how many times I have almost taken this bottle out of the "cellar" and said to myself "Nah, it is only a Spanish Red, I've got better". Wrong. INCREDIBLE RED. It is always about your mind set when it comes to enjoying wine. On January 16, 2015, my mind was in the zone. Starting tom... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bodegas Senorio de Barahonda Carro Yecla 2011

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    A little hot, but otherwise a fantastic Spanish blend. Good balance of fruit and spice. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barahonda Tinto Barrica 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by pinot1111


  • Alto Real Monastrell-Syrah Bullas Crianza 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Castano Yecla Monastrell 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Solanera Vinas Viejas'9 2009

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    Wine review by kissingcrimson


  • Castano Yecla Solanera 2010

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    Interesting Spanish red blend of Monastrell (Mourvedre), Cab and Tintorera. Dark black fruits, plum, fig, a touch of something sweet that is wrapped up in some fairly drying tannins. Not overly complex but not bad for an inexpensive mid-week drinker. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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