The Murcia region in southeastern Spain is known for its hot and dry climate, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F) during the summer.
Despite the arid conditions, the region has a long tradition of winemaking, with the Jumilla DO (Denominación de Origen) being the most important wine region in the area. The region is dominated by the Monastrell grape variety, which thrives in the warm and dry climate. The wines from Jumilla are typically full-bodied and bold, with ripe fruit flavors, high tannins, and a spicy character.
Other grape varieties grown in the region include Garnacha and Syrah, which are often blended with Monastrell to add complexity to the wines. White wines from the region are less common but can be made from grapes such as Macabeo and Airén.