(Jumilla - Spain)
Jumilla- a DO set within the semi-arid, hilly landscape of northern Murcia in the south-east of Spain has become famous for the cultivation of Monastrell which prospers in the nutrient poor, limestone soils producing full-flavoured, well-coloured grapes which in turn produce wines of character and quality. Long wines has discovered Viņa Elena, an exceptional family owned winery managed by Elena Pacheco and her three sisters, grand-daughters of the original owner, who combine three generations of tradition with a truly innovative outlook. As you might expect Monastrell is king but the family vineyards also include other key international varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and it is the blending of these with the indigenous Monastrell which really sets these wines apart from others in the region.
The vineyard is 17 hectares of 13 year old and old vines, 500 metres above sea level, set within the semi-arid, hilly landscape of northern Murcia in the south-west of Spain, producing full-flavoured, well-coloured grapes, which in turn produce wines full of character.