A BRITISH-owned bodega is aiming to break into the UK market with a new range of Spanish wines.
Bodegas Monterebro, based in Murcia’s Jumilla region, will go head-to-head with some of the world’s best wines at tastings in London in May.
“We are very confident in the quality of the wines we produce,” director Jonathan Burrows, 31, told the Olive Press.
The former UK-based PR, who grew up in Paris, continued: “All you ever hear is Bordeaux this and Bordeaux that, but people don’t realise that Jumilla has some of the world’s best wines.
“We are looking to raise the global profile of the region and have had quite a bit of interest from Asia, particularly China.”
The Monterebro wines are produced on a 90 hectare estate using Monastrell grapes, with Jumilla widely believed to be the most important growing area in the world for the variety.
“People are starting to realise there are some very good Spanish wines offering excellent value for money,” added Burrows, who created his first vintage in 2010.