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PDV0318RW
Parajes del Valle
Terraje
2018
Jumilla
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

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DO Jumilla, found deep within the Murcia in southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, has a predominantly continental climate, whilst till seeing some influence from the Mediterranean Sea. It is a sunny and arid climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and very limited rainfall (c.300 ml per square meter per year) where the summers are very hot and the winters very cold. Here Monastrell reigns supreme, where the extreme heat and arid conditions means that high alcohol, ripe jammy fruit and rich flavours are common in , whilst still displaying the varietal’s textbook spice . Reds far outnumber whites, where Airen is perhaps the most interesting of the indigenous varietals. In terms of production, there is a long history of large co-operatives making passable table wines now with an increase of international varieties being added to the blends. Few but a growing number of growers are going it alone to create more original and interesting wine styles.

Parajes del Valle is a bright, new, exciting winery, established as recently as 2018. From Dy One their wines have been in the young but experienced hands of Maria Jover, a 28 year old winemaker who counts Vegas Sicilia as a previous employer. Her modern views to winemaking are transforming the wines of the area. The certified organic Monastrell grapes all come from old vines (15-40 years) split across four plots (Fountain of the Partridges, La Cañada de Albatana and the Termino de Arriba in the north of Jumilla). They are maintained by the age-old “Terraje" system, meaning that the vineyards are rented out to the farmers, who give back 7% of the production in turn for taking good care of the vines. Almost all 80–90-year-old vines in Jumilla are maintained like this but are increasingly at risk of dying out as landowners want to change the system to the more productive and cost-effective system of irrigated vineyards. Parajes del Valle is adamant to protect the “Terraje” system, even paying a higher price for the grapes in guarantee the highest quality.

Tasting note: Sweet; aged; ripe berries; plums and cherries on the nose with a smack of cocoa at the end. Fresh upfront with a touch of sour fruit; followed by cooked black cherry and damson. Grape skins and notes of cherry liquor. Touch of eucalyptus freshness towards the end; then beautifully; gentle powdery tannins to finish. Long and refined.
Winemaking Detail: Manual harvest for their oldest low-yielding vines (30-40 years old). Grapes are pressed in stainless steel tanks to start their fermentation, before being transferred to 5000 litre oak foudres to complete full malolactic fermentation. No added sulphur at bottling.
Features Cranberry Redcurrant Leather Bright Fine tannins

Features Bright, Cranberry, Electric, Fine tannins, Leather, Redcurrant,
Tasting note Sweet, aged, ripe berries, plums and cherries on the nose with a smack of cocoa at the end. Fresh upfront with a touch of sour fruit, followed by cooked black cherry and damson. Grape skins and notes of cherry liquor. Touch of eucalyptus freshness towards the end, then beautifully, gentle powdery tannins to finish. Long and refined.
Drink with
Duck, Roast lamb, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Jumilla
Producer Parajes del Valle
Wine Name Terraje
Colour Red
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Monastrell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 7000
Aging 5000L Oak Foudres
Soil Limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Manual harvest for their oldest low-yielding vines (30-40 years old). Grapes are pressed in stainless steel tanks to start their fermentation, before being transferred to 5000 litre oak foudres to complete full malolactic fermentation. No added sulphur at bottling.

PDV0318RW
Parajes del Valle
Terraje
2018
Jumilla
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

DO Jumilla, found deep within the Murcia in southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, has a predominantly continental climate, whilst till seeing some influence from the Mediterranean Sea. It is a sunny and arid climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and very limited rainfall (c.300 ml per square meter per year) where the summers are very hot and the winters very cold. Here Monastrell reigns supreme, where the extreme heat and arid conditions means that high alcohol, ripe jammy fruit and rich flavours are common in , whilst still displaying the varietal’s textbook spice . Reds far outnumber whites, where Airen is perhaps the most interesting of the indigenous varietals. In terms of production, there is a long history of large co-operatives making passable table wines now with an increase of international varieties being added to the blends. Few but a growing number of growers are going it alone to create more original and interesting wine styles.

Parajes del Valle is a bright, new, exciting winery, established as recently as 2018. From Dy One their wines have been in the young but experienced hands of Maria Jover, a 28 year old winemaker who counts Vegas Sicilia as a previous employer. Her modern views to winemaking are transforming the wines of the area. The certified organic Monastrell grapes all come from old vines (15-40 years) split across four plots (Fountain of the Partridges, La Cañada de Albatana and the Termino de Arriba in the north of Jumilla). They are maintained by the age-old “Terraje" system, meaning that the vineyards are rented out to the farmers, who give back 7% of the production in turn for taking good care of the vines. Almost all 80–90-year-old vines in Jumilla are maintained like this but are increasingly at risk of dying out as landowners want to change the system to the more productive and cost-effective system of irrigated vineyards. Parajes del Valle is adamant to protect the “Terraje” system, even paying a higher price for the grapes in guarantee the highest quality.

Tasting note: Sweet; aged; ripe berries; plums and cherries on the nose with a smack of cocoa at the end. Fresh upfront with a touch of sour fruit; followed by cooked black cherry and damson. Grape skins and notes of cherry liquor. Touch of eucalyptus freshness towards the end; then beautifully; gentle powdery tannins to finish. Long and refined.
Winemaking Detail: Manual harvest for their oldest low-yielding vines (30-40 years old). Grapes are pressed in stainless steel tanks to start their fermentation, before being transferred to 5000 litre oak foudres to complete full malolactic fermentation. No added sulphur at bottling.
Features Cranberry Redcurrant Leather Bright Fine tannins

Features Bright, Cranberry, Electric, Fine tannins, Leather, Redcurrant,
Tasting note Sweet, aged, ripe berries, plums and cherries on the nose with a smack of cocoa at the end. Fresh upfront with a touch of sour fruit, followed by cooked black cherry and damson. Grape skins and notes of cherry liquor. Touch of eucalyptus freshness towards the end, then beautifully, gentle powdery tannins to finish. Long and refined.
Drink with
Duck, Roast lamb, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Jumilla
Producer Parajes del Valle
Wine Name Terraje
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Monastrell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 7000
Aging 5000L Oak Foudres
Soil Limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Manual harvest for their oldest low-yielding vines (30-40 years old). Grapes are pressed in stainless steel tanks to start their fermentation, before being transferred to 5000 litre oak foudres to complete full malolactic fermentation. No added sulphur at bottling.