Bodegas La Purísima is a cooperative, which means that many growers contribute to the production of the wines. The benefit of a cooperative is the variety of grapes that are available, ensuring that the wine is only made with the best quality fruit. Founded in 1946, La Purísima is now one of the largest wineries in Yecla, managing 60% of the regions vines, from around 400 growers. Yecla, established as a DO in 1975, is one of Spain’s smallest wine regions. Surrounding the city of the same name, Yecla is in the southeastern province of Murcia, neighbouring regions of Jumilla (also well known for exceptional Monastrell), and Almansa. Monastrell accounts for 85% of all grapes grown in Yecla, where vineyards are ringed by a series of low mountain ranges, on soils predominantly comprised of sand and limestone. Monastrell flourishes in the continental climate and high-altitude vineyards. Enjoy at 17 C and decant prior to serving to loosen-up the deep flavours.