The Gil family have been major 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. Situated on the slopes of the Penarubia mountain, the highest part of Jumilla with poor stony soils noted for its richly flavoured, concentrated Monastrell, the bodega owns over 500 hectares of vineyards and has access to further fruit from 30 to 50-year-old vines. Bodegas Juan Gil is dedicated to producing powerful yet approachable and modern wines, mainly based on Monastrell (aka Mourvedre) which is grown on about 85% of the vineyard - other varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
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 (1,8 ton per acre) 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.
Powerful and distinctive nose with aromas of baked strawberry, blackberry and a hint of chocolate. Spice and cedar are layered with juicy ripe plum. Despite the full, ripe fruit and supple tannins, fresh balancing acidity gives the wine an overall lift. A complex wine with great balance, concentration and length.
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Name Juan Gil Jumilla Monastrell 12 Meses Country Spain Region Jumilla ABV% 15.00% Vintage 2015 Grape Variety 100% Monastrell Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans