Jumilla is a harsh and rocky region where temperatures can routinely soar to more than 40°C (104°F) in the summer. Viticulture is possible here because of the soil – which is rich in lime and has excellent moisture-retaining properties – and because of the cooling impact of the region’s elevation. The heat-loving Monastrell is king here, and this example demonstrates the region’s typical rich fruit and earthy tones. It offers floral tones with lots of dark fruit, spice and leather in support. Fresh, lively and very long, it will be excellent with pork chops, grilled sausages or ribs.