ABOUT THE BRAND
In southern Spain’s folk tales, rumors were often times thought to be spread by birds who migrated from one region to another. Similarly, the quality of Jumilla’s wines has reached and impressed critics and wine enthusiasts from around the world, confirming the rumor that the Monastrell grape (aka Mourvèdre) is capable of delivering extraordinary ageworthy wines at reasonable prices.
Rumor boasts an intense red cherry color showcasing aromas of ripe raspberries, plum and blackberry with violets in the background and a touch of vanilla. A sweet sensation, elegant tannins, long persistent and very pleasant velvety finish.
ABOUT THE WINE
PRODUCER: Bodegas San Isidro
LOCATION: Jumilla, Murcia
APPELLATION: D.O. Jumilla
VARIETALS: 100% Monastrell
TASTING NOTES: An intense red cherry color. Aromas of ripe raspberries,plum and blackberrywith violets in the background and a touch ofvanilla. A sweet sensation, elegant tannins,long persistent and very pleasant velvety finish.Ideal to pair with stews and other hearty dishes,such as savory meats and pasta.
PRODUCTION: 50,000 bottles
ABOUT THE WINERY
Bodegas San Isidro was founded in 1934 in some of the darkest days of the Spanish civil war. The survival of the winery to become one of the largest in the region by 1966 is a testament to the quality and determination of its winemakers to make outstanding wines at great values. The winery specializes is making wines from European rootstock and has the largest acreage pre-phylloxera vineyards in the world.
Jumilla is a wine DO in Murcia, a small region on the Mediterranean coast of south-eastern Spain. The Jumilla viticultural area, which is sandwiched between Yecla in the north and Bullas in the south, is considered to be Murcia's most important in terms of quantity and quality. It is also the region's oldest, established in 1966. The landscape is characterized by wide valleys and plains, interrupted by the serrania (mountain ranges) that cross Murcia between the sea and the Meseta Central (Inner Plateau) of Spain. Jumilla's climate is best described as arid and continental, more in line with the Castilla-La Mancha areas to its west than any significant influences of the Mediterranean, although in the eastern fringes it is more transitional. Summer temperatures of 104°F (40°C) are not uncommon here.