Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gil 2003

Mourvedre from Spain

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Item No. 84575
  • red wine
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2003 Juan Gil is more structured and powerful than its predecessor, but it may not be any better, at least over the next 12 months. Yet it still offers an incredibly impressive mouthful of wine. This dense ruby/purple-tinged 2003 offers up sweet notes of blueberries, blackberries, graphite, and wood in a smoky, rich, medium-bodied, full, fleshy style. An added attraction is the minerality that comes from these ancient vines' chalky/limestone soils. It should last 3-4 years ... at a minimum."
-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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