In November 2019 we received the news that the Region of Murcia was named as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2020, a prize totally justified by the great gastronomic offer that we can enjoy in our region: wines, crumbs, cheeses, rice, vegetables, meat and fish, where products from the garden and the sea live together. The hallmark of this region is the variety.
Last Friday, January 17, Bodegas Luzón with the mayor of the city of Murcia, José Ballesta, had the pleasure of inaugurating the “Cycle of tastings of wines of the PDO of Jumilla” in the newly opened Office of the Capital in the Theater Romea de Murcia.
In that office space, which was nevertheless perfectly decorated with thematic of gastronomy, this first tasting was opened to 30 people, who could taste, in absolute first, our new Altos de Luzón. A wine transformed by both inside as outside and officially presented last January 20 at the restaurant La Cabaña de Buenavista, in addition to several references of our Luzón Colección, such as Luzón Monastrell Colección, cataloged by the Jumilla Wines Quality contest of the past year as the best young wine of the D.O.P. Jumilla; our Luzón Blanco, Luzón Crianza Colección, awarded 90 points for the prestigious Wine Spectator, and Garnacha Tintorera Colección. Of course, our top wines, Altos de Luzón form a trio of quality difficult to overcome in our D.O.P., we refer of course to Por Tí and also the recently renovated Alma de Luzón.
Among the people attending the tasting, we could find very different profiles but with something in common, the passion for wine. All of them interested in the wines of our winery and the explanations about each of the wines that could be tasted, while interacting with the speakers of the tasting asking them questions about each wine, label, bottle, etc…
Attendees were also able to know how the work is carried out in our winery and its history, through videos and its representatives, who expressed their passion for wine through the way they talked about our products. When presenting the change of our ‘Altos de Luzón’ we wanted to make it clear that, for us, this is a wine that over the years has become a benchmark of quality, national and international, and a sign of identity of those coming from the DO from Jumilla.
The importance of caring was emphasized by the Monastrell grape. Altos de Luzón is undoubtedly the most representative wine in our winery and, with its transformation, we return to our origins and the essence of the Jumillan lands, paying homage to their identity. The result of a careful process that begins by selecting the best clusters of Monastrell and continues with twelve months of aging in American and French oak barrels, with the aim of becoming a gift for both amateurs and the most demanding palates.