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.
|Paraje Las Encebras | Ficha técnica|
|Brand||Bruma del Estrecho de Marín | Paraje Las Encebras|
|ABV||12.5º by vol.|
|Name||Paraje Las Encebras (southern DO Jumilla)|
|Description||Goblet pruned vines|
|Altitude||400 m (average)|
|Age||37 years old (averaje)|
|Annual rainfall||119 lt/m2 in 2016|
|Harvest||Manual, September 2016|
|Winemaking||A third of the grapes were pressed, a third left with stems, and the other third destemmed before leaving to ferment.|
|Bottling||February 22, 2017|