Meet Jumilla’s wines: powerful and elegant.


Few months ago we had the chance to taste the previous vintage of this wine from Jumilla (Murcia,Spain). This one had great future and potential but what I didn’t expect at all is that this new vintage wine was going to be such spectacular and different. It always surprises me to discover how great proffesionales from this world know how to do things really well. It doesn’t surprise the result, though. Good raw material that the own earth gives, Jumilla’s land. Our country has good many lands and even better proffesionals.

Gabriel Martinez, owen and winemaker of these wines under the name of “Crápula Wines”, after working at the Commercial department in different high quality wineries of Spain, he decided to create his own little project in his hometown, Jumilla.

Great reputation and appreciation in the world, awarded wines. I present Gabriel’s wines, Nacidos del Quorum (born from Quorum), Crápula and I also recommend you to taste them if you have not had the chance just yet. You will enjoy and love them, I am sure.

Crápula 2009

Crápula wine with meatballs
Crápula wine with meatballs

D.O. Jumilla

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Coupage: Monastrell, Syrah, C.Sauvignon

Price: 11€

Peñin Points: 91

Colour: ruby red colour with lollypop-red border.

In the nose attacks with blackberries, toasted notea and hints of balsamic notes. Phosphorus aroma and fruity background.

In the mouth is very sweet, creamuy, salty, fresch, balanced, velvety, with sweet and polished tannin. Slightly bitter and toasted in the background. Fast but intense aftertaste. Smooth and fine in the mouth.

NDQ Selección 2009 (Nacido del Quórum)

D.O.  Jumilla

NDQ. Nacido del Quorum. D.O. Jumilla. Spain
NDQ. Nacido del Quorum. D.O. Jumilla. Spain

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Grapes: Monastrell

Price: 7,10€

Peñín Points: 93

Colour: cherry red colour with fucsia borders.

In the nose attacks with licorice and blackberry notes, with balsamic and toasted hints, pepper and subtle vanilla background. Tobacco.

In the mouth is creamy, fresh, balanced with good tannin, slightly bitter, tasty with sweet and fast aftertaste. Menthol taste. Refreshing (salty) red wine style.

Pairing: sirloin steak with plums

Carmine 2009

Carmine 2009. D.O. Jumilla. Spain
Carmine 2009. D.O. Jumilla. Spain

D.O. Jumilla

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Grapes: Monastrell

Price: 7,80€

Peñin Points: 93

Colour: cherry red colour with fucsia borders that slightly turn into salmon colour.

In the nose attacks with herbaceous, spicy, lemon and mentol notes. Smells like a Lemon Ice-Cream, toasted from barrel notes, field of Jumilla, aromatic herbs, anisette notes.

In the mouth is creamy, with a polished tannin, tasty, delicious, velvety, fresh, balanced. Long, shrivelled and acid aftertaste, fine and elegant in the mouth.

Celebre Roble 2010

Celebre 2010. D.O. Jumilla. Spain.
Celebre 2010. D.O. Jumilla. Spain.

D.O. Jumilla

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Coupage: Monastrell, Syrah.

Price: 5,10€

Peñín: 93

Colour: ruby red colour with fucsia borders.

In the nose attacks with red fruits, vanilla notes. Smells like a woman’s perfume, herbs of the field, toasted notes. Very complet and delicious aroma.

In the mouth is creamy, smooth, slightly acid, with a polished tannin and sweet, tasty, fresh. Really nice. Fresh aftertaste.

 

NDQ (Nacido del Quórum) 2011- 3 months

NDQ 3 months. D.O. Jumilla. Spain.
NDQ 3 months. D.O. Jumilla. Spain.

D.O. Jumilla

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Grapes: Monastrell

Price: 4,35€

Colour: cherry red colour with fucsia borders and lollypop red reflexes.

In the nose attacks with red fruits, spicy notes and hints of wood, licorice and black licorice, coffee and menthol notes. Herbaceous, hints of vanilla. Good and nice aroma.

In the mouth is creamy, acid, potent, tasty, salty, fresh, balanced with a long, very acid and slightly toasted. Polished tannin and smooth. Very varietal. The best of the monastrell grape with all its qualities and very powerful.

Have you ever tried these wines? Please, share your thoughts with us!

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