The
Region

The Region

The Region

Yecla Denominación de Origen, is one of the three appellations in the Murcia province, located in South-eastern Spain. The appellation has 4.500 hectares planted with vines and stretches approximately 35km from north to south, and 25km from east to west. The region is divided up into two sub regions; Campo Abajo, to the south of the town of Yecla, and Campo Arriba, to the north Yecla is known for the locally grown Monastrell, which clones have during centuries naturally adapted the extreme weather conditions in this part of Spain.

The Soil

The soils in both sub regions are characterized by being generally very poor soils, rich in limestone and mineral, creating excellent drainage. Campo Abajo is situated 450 to 600 meters above sea level, and here the soils are richer in clay and humus than the higher located Campo Arriba, which is 700 to 850 meters above sea level. In Campo Arriba the landscape is in general stonier with little nutrients creating challenging and stressful conditions for the vines to grow.