Spain’s unique geography and situation are responsible for the wide range of climates available throughout the country which give rise to a large number of different grape varieties which can be cultivated.
Nearly 3 million acres in Spain are used to plant grapes for the production of Spanish wine. This makes it the country with the largest surface percentage dedicated to wine cultivation, even though it’s only the third world producer (after France and Italy).
An 80% of the production of DO Yecla is dedicated to red wines of our region; Murcia, mainly using the Monastrell variety, although there are other grapes cultivated: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
La Purísima Winery is an international winery. Our wines are being enjoyed in more than 30 countries.
Foreing consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about the differences among key Spanish wine regions.
La Purísima DO Yecla is in the northeast of Murcia. The climate in the area is continental with Mediterranean influences, which means long hot summers and shorter cold winters, and not much rain overall. This climate is the origin of our wines. Wines with character, colour and intense flavour.
Monastrell is the variety which is best suited to our land, as it can grow in poor, arid soils, and is resistant to hot, dry summers. Other varieties such as Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Macabeo and Syrah are also cultivated.
In the period of 2013 “Sales of table wines from Spain are up 20% so far this year, and we see that growth continuing,” says Vince Friend, president of CIV USA, the U.S. arm of Colección International del Vino. Lately Spanish wine has seen an influx of new brands with lighter, more fruit-forward styles at lower price points.