Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gil 2006
Dark cherry color with purple tones. In the nose it has powerful aromas of red berries, toast, leather and smoke from aging in oak barrels. Good structure with ripe blackberry and blueberry notes and sweet tannins. The palate is very rich with an elegant balance between fruit, alcohol and oak. Pair with roasted or braised meat, lamb, pork or game, braised vegetables, mushrooms, poultry and baked or grilled fish with hearty sauces, smoked seafood, blue cheese and cured meats.
Aged in French oak for 12 months. 100% Monastrell from 45 year old vines in Jumilla where a harsh, arid climate and shallow, chalky soils on a bed of limestone and rock, combine to produce very low yields.
"The 2006 Juan Gil is also 100% Monastrell but aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It was sourced from an estate vineyard with 45 years of age. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie. Layered, succulent, and long, it will evolve for another 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
"Dark purple. Spicy blackberry and cassis on the nose. Refreshingly bitter cherry and dark berry skin flavors are brightened by zesty minerality and firmed by dusty tannins, picking up subtle iron and graphite qualities with air. Finishes with very good focus and youthful grip, the cherry note repeating. I like this wine's energy."
-International Wine Cellar
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Bodegas Juan Gil was founded in 1916 by Juan Gil Gimenez. Over five generations, the winery has been consolidated and improved, applying technological advancements to the traditional knowledge passed down through the years. Jumilla, along the southern Mediterranean, is the kingdom of Monastrell; our vines are between 40 and 100 years old with very low yields (aprox. 2,500 kg/ha) planted in chalky, stony, poor soils. The vineyards, which are located at an altitude of 2,000 feet, are all dry farmed without the use of pesticides or herbicides and are harvested by hand.
Jumilla is a region with an extreme climate of hot, dry summers followed by long cold winters. The diurnal temperature shift is great and little to no rain falls during the growing season. These harsh conditions lead to wines with great structure and intense color and aromas.