OT: Juan Gil 12 Meses Silver Label 2012


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Quite an impressive wine, given its price range (below 10 €), before I have tasted Juan Gil 4 Meses 2013, my entry is here.

  • Winery: Bodegas Juan Gil & Gil Family Estates, Paraje de la Aragona, Carretera de Fuenteálamo, 30520 Jumilla (Murcia) Spain.
  • Phone: +34 968 435 022
  • Winemaker: Bartolomé Abellán
  • Website: www.bodegasjuangil.com/en  
  • Brand: Juan Gil 12 Meses 2012
  • DO: Jumilla
  • Type: Aged Red 15%. Aged 12 months French oak barrels
  • Grape Variety: 100% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) Grapes used to produce this wine come from old vineyards. This wine has been kept for 12 months in French oak barrels.
  • Vineyards: Grapes used to produce this wine come from old vineyards.
  • Soil Type: Chalky and stony soils, poor in nutrients, are ideal for the growing of the Monastrell variety, with a low yield of about 2.500 kg/Ha.
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price: A present, but the 2013 Vintage is available at Bodega Santa Cecilia 
  • My wine rating: 9.5/10

A great wine. It will improve in the bottle for the next 4-5 years. (Enterwine). Juan Gil 12 meses is an extraordinary red wine from the D.O. Jumilla (Decántalo)

This winery’s origins go back as far as 1916, when Juan Gil Giménez, great-grandfather of those currently working there, decided to enter into the world of wine. He then built a small winery at the very heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, devoted his whole life to this company. But the person who truly consolidated the winery was his son, Juan Gil González, who, along with his brother Paco, forged an image of quality, efficiency, serious commitment and values which, coupled with a respect for tradition, form part of the purest philosophy at this winery, named after the two brothers. In order to adapt to market trends, the members of the Gil Vera family, the founder’s great-grandchildren, have constructed a new winery on the family’s land. It is located on the estate owned by the family in the municipality of Jumilla, about ten kilometres to the northwest of the city, in what is known as the Término de Arriba. More specifically, it can be found in the site called La Aragona, a place of great winemaking tradition for centuries. (Bodeboca)

Further reading: A hidden gem in Murcia, Spain – Monastrell

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