11 July, 2017

Paraje Las Encebras

Bruma del Estrecho - Paraje Las Encebras

The idea behind making a white wine from the region’s traditional Airén grape variety falls in line with our objective of paying tribute to and enhancing the value of Jumilla’s native strains.

Currently undervalued, Airén had its heyday some 50 years ago when it was prized for its notable yield. Owing to its long growth cycle, this variety is able to withstand the intense heat and scarce rainfall that characterise the DOs southern region. However, in present-day Jumilla the variety is in danger of extinction with only a few old vineyards still producing – one of which, with its 37-year old vines, gives rise to our wine.

The vines are planted in sandy soils which afford more freshness to the fruit. This gold-coloured grape boasts neutral, discrete aromas on the nose, while in the mouth warmth prevails.

Our aim was to make a differentiated wine with the intention of extracting the grape’s full potential and the very best it has to give: its hidden expression.

Una de las parcelas de Paraje Las Encebras


Paraje Las Encebras | Ficha técnica
CHARACTERISTICS
BodegaViña Elena
BrandBruma del Estrecho de Marín | Paraje Las Encebras
DOJumilla
TypeWhite wine
Vintage2016
Variety100% Airén
ABV12.5º by vol.
Production976 bottles
VINEYARD
NameParaje Las Encebras (southern DO Jumilla)
DescriptionGoblet pruned vines
Altitude400 m (average)
Age37 years old (averaje)
SoilSandy-loam
ClimateDry mediterranean
Annual rainfall119 lt/m2 in 2016
Yield1,700 kg/Ha.
PRODUCTION
HarvestManual, September 2016
WinemakingA third of the grapes were pressed, a third left with stems, and the other third destemmed before leaving to ferment.
BottlingFebruary 22, 2017