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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Macabeo

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Bodegas Madroñal Bullas Crianza 2001

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    14.3%/vol 80%Monastrell 20%Merlot Rich ruby purple color though a bit transparent. Rich nose, big with anise, thick chocolate, some dried fruit, plum, light oak, vanilla and more. Really tight right out of the bottle. Big in the mouth with rich strong tannins balanced by big fruit, oak and acidity. The finish lingers in the mouth for a 15 count.... Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Coop. Vinícola-Argaria Bullas Crianza Viñanteo 2001

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    13%/vol Monastrell/Tempranillo blend 12 months in American and French Barrels Nice red, deep with lightly brickish rim. Rich nose of oak and raw vanilla with a slight musty cobweb quality. Some cherry for fruit but a bit tight right out of the bottle. Medium to heavey body with a strong acidity and soft tannins. The finish shows alcohol but ling... Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla Dulce 2002

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    Did not rate. Opened for dinner and it was shut down. Almost nothing but strong tannins. Double decanted and let sit. I ended up drinking it two days later when the fruit decided to show up. Nice wine but I think it needs some time to calm down. [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


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