Protected Denomination of Origin
Countryside, coast and mountains
Murcia Region is located in the south-west of Spain. The wheather is hot and dry almost around the year. The production area has very varied topography, and the different landscapes each have their own climatic conditions. The climate is sub-tropical Mediterranean, with scarce rainfall, and high temperatures. The soils are mostly saline, with little moisture content. The soils tend to be saline and dry, so the vegetation is mostly scrub.
Every day, the shepherds lead the herds, feeding them with natural resources (grass, scrubs) complemented of cereal straw, olive branches, or grains of legumes, barley and corn.