Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gil 2002

Mourvedre from Spain

Price: $14.99
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Item No. 84087
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

"I have had three bottles of the stunning 2002 Juan Gil, and it has been a remarkable experience on all three occasions. I tasted it next to some top-notch Bordeaux selling for five times the price, and it was by no means outclassed. Made from 45-year old Monastrell vines grown in rocky limestone soils, and cropped at 1.8 tons of fruit per acre, it is amazing that a wine of this quality can be found at this price given the weak dollar. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of sweet black cherries, flowers, and background oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, expansive, pure, and persistent, this terrific Spanish red should be consumed over the next 3-4 years."
-Wine Advocate

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This winery originated in 1916, when Juan Gil Gimenez, great-grandfather of the present generation, started getting involved in the world of wine, building a winery in the heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his life to this world. But the ones who really consolidated the project were Juan Gil González and his brother Paco, the founder's grandsons. They forged...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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