Juan Jiménez is making beautifully elegant wines with intensity and tipicity of the Mediterranean Monastrell, native to Jumilla. In Jumilla the weather is extremely dry and hot in summer and mild in winter. Rainfall is scarce with an average of 10-12 inches a year. The soil is composed mainly of dark limestone with a lime crust of medium permeability which has good properties to retain humidity. This type of soil enables the vine to withstand long periods of drought in an arid sub zone like Jumilla. The Monastrell is am indigenous Spanish grape variety perfectly adapted to the extreme weather conditions found in Jumilla. The vintage is carefully handpicked and the grapes are separated into small 30 lbs cases and taken immediately to the winery.