Monterebro Vineyards

The Vineyards

Jumilla - The King of Monastrell.

The unirrigated Monastrell, Shiraz, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards cover a total surface area of 17 hectares. The vineyards are spread throughout Jumilla, at altitudes of between 700 and 800 metres above sea level. Today the vineyards are aged between 14 and 65 years old. Plant density is 1,600 vines per hectare. The soil in the vineyards is sandy, chalky, and rocky on the surface.

The climate in Jumilla is continental and weather conditions are extreme despite the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The contrast between daytime and night-time temperatures frequently exceeds 20°C during the rapid growth phase. Rainfall is scarce and very irregular with less than 300mm per year. Due to these weather conditions and aforementioned factors, the Monterebro vineyards yield extremely concentrated small grapes. Yields are less than 2 tons per acre.