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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Finca Luzon Verde 2011
Finca Luzon Verde 2011
(search item no. 119589)
green wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense cherry color with a violet rim. Ripe red fruit aromas, with floral tones, Mediterranean forest and mineral touches. The palate is lively, clean and meaty, with juicy fruit. Very balanced sweet, with pleasant persistence.
Pairing:
Salads soft, vegetable stew, roast beef, pork, chicken and grilled beef, blue and white fish, rice and pasta, cheeses short and medium healing.
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About Finca Luzon:

The estate was founded by the Gil family in 1916. For almost a century now they have strived to create wines that not only reflect the terroir of Jumilla but have an intense expression of the fruit and represent a good value in the market. They have achieved this goal through meticulous vineyard management and by adopting the latest technologies of winemaking available. The winery is located west of the town of Jumilla.

The grapes are sourced from the family-owned estate of 216 acres. The estate is surrounded by small mountains, 60 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are at the altitude of 1,500-2,100 ft. The soils are a combination of sand and chalk covered with chalky gravel and stones. Jumilla has a continental climate due to the high altitude of the region, despite the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea; there are large fluctuations in temperature from day to night during the growing season and cold winters. Rainfall is scant.