The DOP Jumilla comes from being in the Hall of sweet, fortified and fortified wines of Madrid represented with 10 sweet and liqueur wines; “A true global wine wonder that represents the living history of a region,” sources from the entity have summarized, by way of balance.
The wines, mostly red, presented each winery’s personal vision of Jumilla’s flagship grape, the Monastrell. Attendees were able to taste different wines that showed the diversity of the Jumilla PDO, finding different styles when tasting sweet wines and 100% Monastrell liqueur wines, Camelot from Bodegas Salzillo, Casa de la Ermita Dulce Monastrell, from Esencia Wines, Silvano García Dulce, from Bodegas Silvano García, Amatus, from Bodegas Bleda, Torrecastillo Dulce Monastrell, from Bodegas Torrecastillo, Alceño Dulce, from Bodegas Alceño joined the legendary Olivares Dulce Monastrell, and the naturally sweet wine Lácrima Christi, from Bodegas BSI, which, with its More than 20 years of tradition, it left no one indifferent, intoxicating the room with unique aromas and density.
The note of color was provided by two new elaborations, the sweet white Casa de la Ermita white wine, which changed its grape composition this year Macabeo to grape Sauvignon Blanc gaining freshness, and Bodegas Luzón, which was launching its new Luzón Dulce wine, a wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and aged for 8 months in barrels, which delighted the people who passed by the multi Jumilla PDO winery.
Those attending the show were interested and satisfied with the novelties presented by the PDO Jumilla. In the morning, distributors and commercial agents tasted hand in hand with renowned hoteliers and journalists from the city. In the afternoon, the show opened the call for students and professional visitors, tasting clubs and wine lovers. The visit of hoteliers and distributors from other parts of Spain such as Murcia The Barcelona, who moved to the capital attracted by the interest of this room.
Due to covid restrictions, a staggered visiting schedule was proposed, with time slots for all participants. This system avoided crowds, and allowed an incessant flow of visitors interested in Jumilla PDO wines.
From the CRDOP Jumilla this promotional action is positively valued, which allows introducing the Jumilla PDO from the historical perspective, of terroir and its native grape, the Monastrell, given that these elaborations have been made in a traditional way for several centuries in the area, and allows to delve into the differential values of the PDO Jumilla.
“Valuing our sweet wines is another way of approaching and engaging with the consumer,” he says. Silvano Garcia, president of the CRDOP Jumilla. “And for this reason, Covid through, we will be at the great Vinoble fair, in Jerez de la Frontera next May showing the diversity and richness of Jumilla sweets and liqueurs to lovers of this type of wine”, he announced. “A public that according to the latest studies is recovering its consumers and is regaining strength in the national market,” he concludes.
The Jumilla Protected Designation of Origin (PDO Jumilla) has a wine-growing tradition that dates back to the remains of vitis vinifera – along with utensils and archaeological remains – found in Jumilla originating from the year 3,000 BC., being the oldest in Europe.
The production area, at altitudes that vary between 320 and 980 meters and criss-crossed by mountains of up to 1,380 meters, is delimited, on the one hand, by the extreme southeast of the province of Albacete, which includes the municipalities of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuente Álamo, Ontur, Hellín, Albatana and Tobarra; on the other, the north of the province of Murcia, with the municipality of Jumilla.
A total of 22,500 hectares vineyard, mostly rainfed, and glass, located on predominantly limestone soils. The low rainfall, which barely reaches 300 mm per year, and the more than 3,000 hours of sunshine, favor the low incidence of pests and diseases, which allows a high percentage of organic farming.