As the pioneer in North America for the Monastrell variety, Jorge Ordóñez was the first person to introduce D.O. Jumilla to the United States. Located in the southeastern corner of Spain near Alicante, Jumilla is another indigenous home to the Monastrell variety. Jumilla is characterized by a very continental climate with Mediterranean influences. Due to the high altitudes, temperature swings between day and night are drastic.
These diurnal temperature shifts are very important for the cultivation of Monastrell, an extremely hardy grape, that requires sunlight, heat, and cold nights. Bodegas Volver produces Wrongo Dongo, a stainless steel fermented Monastrell that is one of this region’s best values.
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