Dec 2009 issue
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Jumilla and the Mighty Monastrell Holly LeitnerWe’re in Don Quixote land. Jumilla is a place where the plains of the Mediterranean coast meet the plains of La Mancha, where the hallucinogenic heat invites sugars and tannins to ripen in unison into an impossible dream of viticulture: the mighty Monastrell. Monastrell is a sturdy character, able to bear the cold desert nights and emerge with stronger acidity. It relishes its eternal struggle against the highly permeable, sandy soil; with its shallow roots, it takes only what it needs from...
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