With an area of more than 1,700 hectares of its own organic vineyards, Mureda is currently the largest privately owned organic vineyard in the world. The vineyards are located between the Campos de Montiel, the Campos de Calatrava and the Sierra de Alcaraz. The soil characteristics favor the cultivation of native grapes (Tempranillo, Garnacha, … ), as well as international varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier… ).
Calatrava and MontielThe climate
The sheltered location of the area protects the vineyards from the warm and humid Mediterranean winds, which gives it a continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers with cold nights. Rainfall is scarce, generally appearing in spring and autumn. All this favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of grape ripening, resulting in high quality wines. The Soil La Mancha is a winegrowing region with a long tradition. Geologically, it sits on a plain surrounded by hills and its soil is of a limestone composition, originally from the Miocene, with a calcium carbonate subsoil and characterized by its capacity to retain water.
The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 700 meters.
The Alcaraz Mountains
The climate is temperate Mediterranean with a mountainous character, with average annual rainfall. The difference in temperature between day and night results in a slow and progressive ripening, which enhances the accumulation of aromas and flavors in the fruit. In addition to this, there is greater radiation (ultraviolet rays), which helps to improve photosynthesis and increase the color of the grape berries. This results in ripe grapes with an optimal balance between sugars and acids, maximum aromatic expression and velvety tannins.
Soil The most abundant soil is brown limestone over consolidated material. Altitude The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level.