10 September, 2016

Paraje Marín

Bruma del Estrecho de Marín | Paraje Marín


The area called Estrecho de Marín, where the Viña Elena bodega is located, lies in a valley flanked by two majestic mountains: “Rajica de Enmedio” in the east and “Solana Sopalmo” in the west. This is DO Jumilla’s warmest, driest region and it’s here where we strive and toil to produce balanced, fresh grapes in a bid to steer clear of the age-old concept of over-ripeness.

The vines used to make this wine are planted on both sides of the valley: those in the east are subject to more shade and give the wine freshness, minerality and elegance, while those in the west are subject to more sunlight and give the wine the characteristic maturity and warmth of the Monastrell grape variety.

These goblet-pruned vines, which are planted using traditional distances of 2.8×2.8m in permeable, stony soils, capture and retain precious moisture from the region’s scant rainfall by bedding their roots deep into the fathomless soils in order to survive periods of extreme drought.

Vineyard Plots in Paraje Marin

Paraje Marin | Technical notes
BodegaViña Elena
BrandBruma del Estrecho de Marín | Paraje Marín
TypeUnoaked but 7 months concrete ageing
Variety100% Monastrell
ABV14.0% by vol.
Production20,781 bottles
NameCombination of different plots, located in the Marin Valley, southern sub-zone of the D.O.P. Jumilla.
DescriptionDry-farmed, bush vines, hand harvested. All plots were planted in low density (2,70 x 2,70 m).
Altitude380 - 400 m.a.s.l.
AgeThe age of the vines vary from 15 to 35 years old
ClimateDry Mediterranean
Annual rainfall235 L/m2 in 2022
HarvestSeptember 2022, hand harvested
Winemaking Fermented in stainless steel vat at temperature controlled of 24-26 °C using natural yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vat and ageing in concrete during 7 months. Not fined and not cold stabilized. Tangencial and amicrobic filtration (3 & 1-μm)
BottlingApril 2023