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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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  • Syrah

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  • Petit Verdot

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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...

  • Macabeo

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

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Murcia on Snooth

  • Olivares Dulce 2006

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Grand Reserva Carta Roja Monastrell 2004

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    I bought this for five pounds as it was on special offer at my local supermarket.It ia a Spanish Yecla wine.Yecla is a DO[designated origin] in South East Spain between the Mediterranian coastal area and the high central plateau neighbouring Jumillia and Almansa.Wine production goes back over 2000 years to at least the Phonencians.It is made fro... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bodegas Castano Hecula 2008

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    Wine review by Cedawino


  • Capa Rota Monastrell Syrah Blend 2009

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    Wine review by cjskopec


  • Capa Rota Macabeo 2010

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    Wine review by cjskopec


  • Old Hands Organic Monastrell 2008

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    Wine review by cjskopec


  • Bodegas la Purisima Monastrell Yecla Old Hands 2006

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    Wine review by cjskopec


  • Old Hands Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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    Wine review by cjskopec


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  • Montgo Monastrell-Shiraz Yecla Do Bodega Montgó-Vinnico S.l. Rood 2006

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    Geruch: sehr dicht, sehr viel Kirsche, nach einer Weile rauchig mit BeereKörper: mittelsauer und mitteltannin, alkohol gut dezentGeschmack: Neben etwas Frucht auch irgendwas Rauch/Schokolade/EicheEindruck: Gefällt mir ziemlich gut, braucht sicher ein paar Minuten an der Luft aber dann schön konsistent im Geschmack. Read More

    Wine review by zwaps


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