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Bodegas Olivares , S.L.
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2006 D.O. Jumilla Crianza, Murcia, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Classification: Crianza
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Monastrell
Registration number: #Oli-L201-10

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 27 April, 2011
The DO named after the city of the same name is located in the Spanish region of Murcia in the Levant. With 41,300 hectares of vineyards, Jumilla is one of the largest DO areas. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 400 to 800 metres above sea level. Because of the sandy soils with lime as parent rock, this area was spared from phylloxera in the 19th century. Mainly red wines are produced from the main grape variety Monastrell (85% of the area under vines), Cencibel (Tempranillo), Garnacha (Grenache), Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The white wines are produced from Airén, Macabeo and Merseguera. Traditionally, naturally sweet wines are also produced from...
Spanish region in the Levant; see there.

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The red grape variety originates from Spain. The hundred or so synonyms testify to the vine's great age and wide distribution. The most important of these, grouped alphabetically by country, are (the other main names are marked in bold) Mataro(Australia, California); Balsac Noir, Balthazar, Balzac, Balzac Noir, Balzar, Beausset, Bon Avis, Catalan, Clairette Noir, Clairette Noire, Damas Noir, Espagnen, Espar, Marseillais, Morvede, Merle d'Espagne, Mourvede, Mourvedon, Mourvèdre, Mourvèdre Famellestadt, Murviedro, Plant de Ledenon, Plant de Saint Gilles (France); Negria (Greece); Rossola Nera...

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