Climate edit The climate is continental (long hot summers and cold winters tempered by the closeness of the Mediterranean Sea.
Geography edit, this DO is characterised by wide valleys and plateaus in the presence of mountains.Replanting and grafting was slow and expensive but allowed the region to adopt the new methods of grape growing and wine making that were already proving successful in the neighbouring DOs.The three most common aging designations on Spanish wine labels are Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.For intensive planting formations the density ranges from 1,600 vines/ha to 3,200 vines/ha with maximum yields of 7,000 kg/ha for both red and white varieties.The red wines require at least four years aging, twelved months of which in oak and a minimum of 36 months in the bottle.Like Airén, it has good resistance to drought.There are around 3,000 grape-growers registered.The annonces amateur femmes planning density is between 1,100 vines/ha to 1,600 vines/ha for extensive planting formations, and the maximum authorised yield is 4,000 kg/ha for red varieties and 4,500 kg/ha for white varieties.They are quite sandy, allowing good aeration, have a high pH value and are low in salinity.Gran Reserva whites and rosés must be aged for at least 4 years with at least 6 months in oak.References edit External links edit.There are currently 32,000 hectares currently under vines in Jumilla DO, 45 of which are in Murcia and 55 in Albacete.There is a risk of frost up to the month of March, exceptionally until April.
Monastrell is in fact the third most widely planted grape in Spain, and is found mostly along the Mediterranean coastline.
Reserva red wines are aged for at least 2 years with at least 12 months in oak and 12 months in the bottle.Depending on the producer, some of these wines will be meant to be consumed very young - often within a year of their release.However, the phylloxera pest unexpectedly struck in 1989, devastating the vineyards and reducing production by 60 over the next five years.When the label says vino joven young wine or sin crianza, the wines will have undergone very little, if any, wood aging.Jumilla, from which it takes its name, and the contiguous southeast of the.Gran Reserva wines typically appear in above average vintages.
The area includes the municipality.
Others will benefit from some time aging in the bottle.
For the vintage year (vendimia or cosecha) to appear on the label, a minimum of 85 of the grapes must be from that year's harvest.
The authorised white grapes are the following: Of these varieties, Monastrell is the most significant for Jumilla DO, as it represents over 85 of the vines planted.