Tag Archives: Monastrell

Viña Elena’s Bruma del Estrecho de Marín: Expressions of Terroir in Jumilla

Located at the southernmost part of Jumilla just 60 km from the Mediterranean, Viña Elena was founded in 1948 by Francisco Pacheco Pérez. Today, the third generation of the Pacheco family makes the wine and manages the vineyards and winery. … Continue reading

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Jumilla’s Authentic Cuisine and Monastrell Wine

Gastronomia Jumillana is savory and honest country cuisine. It pairs well with the earthy, fruit wines made from Monastrell.  Some of the local dishes described below are unlikely to be found in restaurants outside Jumilla.  But they use some of … Continue reading

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Canals & Munné: Catalunya Cava with Character

In many ways, Spanish cava has a unique character. While produced using the methode champenoise, it is usually made from indigenous varietals, instead of the usual Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier blend of Champagne and California. Thus, while it … Continue reading

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