The event held at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food brought together the main players in the sector.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Madrid hosted last Thursday, November 28, the tasting commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the DOP Jumilla Wine Quality Contest. In the commemorative act they took the floor D. Silvano García, president of the Regulatory Council of the PDO Jumilla, and the General Director of Food Industry, Mr. José Miguel Herrero Velasco.

During the development of the presentation, videos were watched that recalled the trajectory of these 25 years as well as the mechanics of conducting the Quality Contest. Then, Ms. María Quílez, sommelier formed with a PDO scholarship at the Basque Culinay Center, presented four wines that have won the gold medal in different categories of the Contest in recent years. The Monastrell variety, base of the great wines of this historic D.O., was one of the great protagonists.

The event was attended by staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, specialized press and wine prescribers, winemakers, local authorities of both the Region of Murcia and the province of Albacete. Also present were numerous actors from the world of wine, sommeliers, distributors, and members of professional associations, who once held the tasting closed the event enjoying a cocktail in which some of our wines were tasted, among others from wineries of the same Jumilla Protected Designation of Origin.

Jumilla Protected Designation of Origin wines have been developing, in recent years, a real revolution. New elaborations, centered, the majority, in the original and very Mediterranean variety Monastrell, that give wines with elegance, claw and structure, but at the same time fresh, balanced and very alive. This quality is allowing to obtain such good results, that at present the Jumilla Protected Designation of Origin is being considered one of the most demanded of the Spanish wine scene, with excellent results both in the national market and in the international market. That is why they want to make their latest and original innovations reach the professional sector in Madrid.

This action is the starting signal for a week of promotional actions whose main action has been the DOP Jumilla Professional Wine Salon with the presence of 20 wineries, on Monday, December 2, in the Granados Hall of the InterContinental Hotel in Madrid.

We want to congratulate, from Bodegas Luzón, the impeccable organization that has been carried out to carry out this important commemoration of the 25 years of the Wine Quality Contest of our Denomination of Origin, Jumilla.