In a Nutshell
Just read all the press reviews - Juan Gil produce some astonishingly complex, opulent reds.
Powerful aromas of baked strawberry, blackberry and a hint of chocolate. Spice and cedar are layered with juicy ripe plum. Full, ripe fruit and supple tannins balanced by fresh acidity. A complex wine with great appeal, concentration and length.
The Monastrell grapes for this wine come from 40-year old parcels of estate vineyards. Shallow, chalky soils on a bed of limestone and rock, combined with an arid climate, produce the low yields required for wine of this complexity. After harvesting, the grapes are macerated for 25 days, and then pressed and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Bodegas Juan Gil
The Gil family have been producers in Jumilla since the early 20th century but took a major step forward when Miguel Gil, great-grandson of the company’s founder, built a new bodega in time for the 2003 vintage.