Juan Gil Silver Label MonastrellRegular price £20.00 Save £-20.00
Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell is made from low-yielding 40 year old vines on limestone slopes. Rich and concentrated with cherry, fig and strawberry fruit, hints of chocolate. Complex and intense with great length
Jumilla is a tough place to be a vine, yet these old bush vines, high in the hot, dusty hills of Jumilla produce characterful and fruit-packed wines from the local Monastrell grape. The Silver label represents Monastrell in a more serious, dark-fruited and powerful expression.
The Gil family have been producers in Jumilla since the early 20th century but took a major step forward when Miguel Gil, great-grandson of the company's founder, built a new bodega in time for the 2003 vintage. Situated on the slopes of the Peñarrubia mountain, the highest part of Jumilla with poor stony soils noted for its richly flavoured, concentrated Monastrell, the bodega owns over 750 hectares of vineyards (mainly bush vines, unirrigated and of very low yield, of indigenous clones from their own nursery) and has access to further fruit from 30 to 70 year old vines. Bodegas Juan Gil is dedicated to producing powerful yet approachable and modern wines, mainly based on Monastrell, which is grown on 85% of the vineyard - other varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.Producer Website: www.gilfamily.es