The denomination of origin of Jumilla wines includes the municipalities of Jumilla in Murcia and those of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuente del Álamo, Ontur, Hellín, Albatana and Tobarra de Albacete.

Comarcas de los vinos de Jumilla
Jumilla wine regions

The area is a set of valleys surrounded by mountains and with good orientation to the sun. This arrangement of the land influences the sugar of the grape and the quality of the subsequent wine.

Hectáreas de vinos de Jumilla
Hectares of Jumilla wines

The climate is Mediterranean with a shortage of rainfall and many hours of sunshine per year and a certain degree of humidity. A controlled irrigation and the quality of the waters of the area, favor the vineyards and the production of these grapes that give rise to the fantastic Jumilla wines .

The set of regions consists of about 25,000 hectares. The floors are permeable and aerated with a composition as indicated in the following figure.Terrenos de los vinos de Jumilla

Terrain diagram according to USDA

Types of Jumilla wines

  • Tinto with grapes from the area variety Monastrell , mixed with grapes from the area such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Garnacha.
  • Rosé with the Monastrell variety.
  • Blanco with the variety Airén, Macabeo and Sauvignon-blanc.
  • Sweet of traditional origin.

All pass strict control to obtain the Appellation of Origin qualification. One of the oldest in Spain. Its wineries also pass the control of the Regulatory Council.

The variety Monastrell is the most important with 80% of the total grape Jumilla wines. It is typical of Murcia, small and bluish black.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is of French origin and very good for red wines.

Esquema de la uva-vinos de Jumilla
Parts of the grape

Syrah is of Palestinian origin and was introduced in Spain by the Marquis de Griñón. The first wines from this grape are produced in Jumilla.

Garnacha one of the most cultivated varieties worldwide and very acclimatized in Jumilla.

Airén is a white grape variety of Spanish origin and basic for white Jumilla wines.

Macabeo or viura white grape that combined with Airén and Sauvignon-blanc give an excellent result.

Watering the vineyards

The types of soils in the area adapt to good water retention and moderate permeability.

The climate is fundamentally dry and that makes a controlled irrigation advisable to cover the needs of the plant. The lack of rain is not harmful, because the vineyards adapt better to a dry climate, but that does not mean that they do not need any water.

La cuestión es que el agua que no procede de la lluvia se debe cubrir con agua de riego. Los pozos artesanos son la mejor fuente de riego para los viñedos por su calidad calcárea. Hay que evitar en todo momento que la viña sufra «estrés hídrico» es decir, un desequilibrio entre la oferta de agua y la demanda de la planta.

Water stress will have a direct impact on the quality of the grapes and when it comes to quality wines and "designation of origin" this must be avoided. It is not possible to water by eye in the current times where technology allows us to control the water needed by the plant from a mobile or tablet.

Not only is a water deficit bad for the plant, but also the excess. A lot of water makes the leaves of the plant grow too much and the fruits will be less illuminated and they are influenced by taste, density and quantity.

The Jumilla wine area has a lot of climatic stability, there is usually no torrential rain, summers are dry and they favor the vineyards if they have a controlled water supply.

Plantae moisture sensors, the best choice for Jumilla wines

Plantae is present in this region of Murcia. Our sensors are in many types of crops, given the implication of this Community in the control of irrigation, intelligent water saving and the use of precision agriculture.

Our sensors can measure different types of depth to detect the wet bulb generated by drip irrigation.

Esquema de riego controlado por sensores de humedad Plantae en vid
Irrigation scheme controlled by humidity sensors Plantae on vine