Monterebro Vineyards

The Vineyards

The 20 to 80-year-old Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards cover a total surface area of 144 hectares, and are located between 700 and 800 metres above sea level, in Jumilla. Plant density is 1,600 vines per hectare and yields are approximately 2 tons per acre. Soils are sandy, chalky, and rocky on the surface.

The climate is continental, and weather conditions are extreme despite the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The contrast between daytime and night-time temperatures frequently exceeds 20°C during the rapid growth phase. Rainfall is scarce and very irregular with less than 300mm per year. Due to these weather conditions the vineyards produce extremely concentrated small grapes.