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Monastrell variety vineyards in Murcia. Patricia R. Soto/©ICEX.

Monastrell variety vineyards in Murcia. Patricia R. Soto/©ICEX.

Wine from Spain

Region of Murcia

Murcia is an autonomous region consisting of a single province located in the southeast of Spain, on the Mediterranean coast. It has an area of 11,313.91 sq. kilometers / 4,368.3 sq. miles.

 

Murcia's most esteemed wines are of the red variety Monastrell. There are three Designations of Origin in the region, mostly using this variety: DO Jumilla, DO Yecla and DO Bullas.

 

DO Jumilla. Authorised varieties:

 

-Red: Monastrell, Cencíbel, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot.
-White: Airén, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez, Malvasía, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, small grain Moscatel and Verdejo.

 

DO Yecla. Authorised varieties:

-Red: Monastrell, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 
-White: Airén, Merseguera, Macabeo and Malvasía.

 

DO Bullas. Authorised varieties:

-Red: Monastrell, Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot&

-White: Airén, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Malvasía, Moscatel de Alejandría, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Sauvignon Blanc.


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