| The tastings of the contest will be held in Madrid on July 15 and 16, as an exceptional circumstance | The Regulatory Council of the Jumilla PDO is already preparing the countdown for its Quality Contest, which wants to continue its evolution, putting in value the quality of the PDO wines.Due to the special circumstances of the pandemic caused by COVID, it has been decided that this year it will be the promotion team and its general secretary who will travel to Madrid, where around 200 wines will compete in a rigorous blind tasting system, in the headquarters of the Spanish Union of Tasters, with all the guarantees of security and social distance of tasters and staff.The tasting panel, made up of critics from the specialized press, highly experienced tasters and sommeliers, will be reduced from about 20 professionals to a dozen, a minimum required to maintain the high standard of this event, which for another year will be organized by Enrique Calduch, who 26 years ago arrived at the Jumilla PDO with the intention of giving a boost, and witnessing his evolution towards excellence.The Dum Jumilla Wine Quality Contest always proposes novelties.
Normally, its nature is itinerant, since it is celebrated between Murcia, Albacete and Jumilla, where it was planned to celebrate this year between May 21 and 22.
Finally, he moved for the first time to July, and for exceptional circumstances, he also moved to Madrid for the first time.The main novelty of this 26th edition seeks to reinforce the important production of organic wines from the PDO, for which a new Special Mention for organic wines has been incorporated.
Thus, a special mention will be given to the best rated organic Wine of the Competition.Throughout these 26 years the Competition has grown, going from the three categories in its first edition to the eight that make up the classification today, along with the three mentions, which add the leading role of the authentic queen of this territory, the Monastrell , and organic cultivation, which in the Jumilla PDO represents practically the total production.Poster designThe Regulatory Council maintains its traditional advertising poster and has chosen to commission its design from Luis Ruiz Blázquez, from Jumilla, designer and regular collaborator of the Regulatory Council, and who has been designing the poster for the Contest on previous occasions.The hand of a winegrower squeezes a Monastrell bunch, showing the effort of the production process from the vine to the glass.
An invisible glass in which is found the evocative evocative liquid that fills any soul, and brings together the identity of this protected territory that squeezes from the Monastrell a purple wine, intense and with brilliant tannins.The contest logo, in gold, validates each year the high scores obtained in this contest.
Source: CRDOP Jumilla