Red Wines D.O. Jumilla

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Red wines with designation of origin (D.O.) Jumilla are wines produced in the Jumilla wine region, located in the province of Murcia, in the southeast of Spain. Side. Jumilla is known for its red wines, although it also produces some rosé and white wines.


The Jumilla region has an extreme continental climate, with cold winters and hot, dry summers. The altitude and the presence of mountains protect the vineyards from the influence of the Mediterranean Sea, creating favorable conditions for the cultivation of the vine.

What grape varieties are there in the D.O. Jumilla? 

The most outstanding grape variety in the D.O. Jumilla is the Monastrell, also known as Mourvèdre in other countries. Monastrell adapts very well to the region's climate and soil and is the dominant grape in most Jumilla red wines. This variety produces intense, full-bodied red wines rich in aromas of ripe black fruit, spices, and earthy notes.

In addition to Monastrell, other grape varieties are also grown in the D.O. Jumilla, such as Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These grapes are often used in blends with Monastrell to add complexity and balance to wines.

How are the red wines of D.O. Jumilla?

The elaboration of the red wines of the D.O. Jumilla generally follows the traditional winemaking steps used in most wine-growing regions. The grapes are harvested at the optimum moment of maturity. Inside. Jumilla, the Monastrell variety, is usually the main grape used in red wines, which is why its adequate phenolic maturity is sought.

The grapes are detached from the clusters and separated from the peduncles (stems) through a process called destemming. The grapes can then be gently crushed to release the must and break the skin of the grapes, allowing for better extraction of the desired components.

The resulting must undergo an alcoholic fermentation process, where the sugars present in the must are converted into alcohol under the action of yeast. Inside. Jumilla, fermentation is usually carried out at controlled temperatures to preserve the aromas and structure of the wines. During this process, pumpovers (extraction of the liquid from the bottom of the tank to water it above) and punching (breaking the cap of skins and pulps that float on the surface) are carried out.

After fermentation, maceration takes place, where the solids (skin, pulp, seeds) remain in contact with the liquid (must or wine) for a certain period. This helps extract colour, tannins, and aromas from the grape skins, contributing to the structure and complexity of the wine.

Once the maceration is finished, we proceed to pressing, which consists of separating the liquid solids from the solids. Presses are used to extract the remaining liquid, known as press wine, which can be added to the wine resulting from fermentation and maceration.

Some red wines from the D.O. Jumilla can go through a period of aging in oak barrels, where they acquire additional aromas and flavors from the wood. The length of aging can vary depending on the style of wine you want to achieve.

After fermentation and aging, the wine can undergo clarification and stabilization processes to remove suspended particles and ensure its physicochemical stability.

Once the wine has reached its desired profile, it is bottled and closed with a cork or screw cap, ready to be marketed and enjoyed.


It is important to note that each winery and each winemaker may have their own specific methods and techniques, so the exact process may vary slightly from winery to winery.

With what can we accompany the red wines of D.O. Jumilla?

The red wines of D.O. Jumilla are robust wines with a powerful character, so they can be paired with a wide variety of foods. Due to their intensity and body, they are excellent companions to grilled red meats, such as juicy steaks, spareribs, or roast lamb.

They can also be enjoyed with game dishes, such as venison or wild boar, or with flavorful cured cheeses. Its tannic structure and its notes of black fruits and spices also make it suitable for dishes with intense flavors, such as meat stews, stews, or dishes with tomato sauce.


In summary, the red wines of D.O. Jumilla are ideal to accompany rich and tasty meals that highlight their character and power.


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