Bodegas Xenysel

Owned by the Martinez Verdu family for five generations, the bodega owns 200 hectares of vineyards in the far north-east of Jumilla at around 800 metres altitude. The very dry sandy soil inhibits phylloxera and allows the vines to grow on their own roots. An ultra-modern winery was built in 2006 and Jose Maria started to make and bottle wines under their own label and now there are eight different interpretations of Monastrell produced, along with a small amount of white wine based around Moscatel. The unusual name is an amalgamation of parts of Martinez’ three daughter’s names Xenia, Nydia and Selene