Bullas (wine region)
Bullas is a wine-growing area with designation of origin ( DO since 1994) in the geographical center of the Murcia region, with Bullas as the main growing area in Spain . The area under vines is around 5,500 hectares ; The most important grape variety is the red Monastrell with an amount of almost 80% .
The mean height of the vineyards is between 400 and 900 m, the climate is Mediterranean with an average rainfall of 450 mm.
- Red wines , from 12 to 14% (vol). The legal minimum proportion of the Monastrell variety is 60%. Wines of the Tempranillo , Syrah , Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon , Garnacha and Petit Verdot varieties may be included in the blend .
- Rosé wines , from 11 to 12.5% (vol). They are made from the same grape varieties as the red wines. Monastrell is also the leading variety for roses
- White wines , from 10 to 12.5% (vol). Macabeo and Airén are the most important varieties and can be supplemented by the grape varieties Gelber Muskateller , Muscat d'Alexandrie and Sauvignon Blanc .
- Cooperativa Nuestra Señora del Rosario
- Bodega Balcona
- Bodegas Madroñal
- Bodegas Carrascalejo
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- Jan Read: Spain's Wines 2005/06. 7th, revised, updated edition. Hallwag im Gräfe und Unzer Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-7742-6962-9 .
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