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.
|Paraje Marin | Technical notes|
|Brand||Bruma del Estrecho de Marín | Paraje Marín|
|Type||Unoaked but 7 months concrete ageing|
|ABV||15.0% by vol.|
|Name||Combination of different plots, located in the Marin Valley, southern sub-zone of the D.O.P. Jumilla.|
|Description||Non-irrigated, bush vines, hand harvested. All plots were planted in low density (around 1.400 to 1.600 vines per hectare)|
|Age||The age of the vines vary from 15 to 35 years old|
|Annual rainfall||284 L/m2 in 2021|
|Harvest||September 2021, 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. Surface and amicrobic filtration (1-μm).|
|Bottling||Bottled without clarification in June 2022|