Juan Gil, Jumilla
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Juan Gil, Jumilla - 2020

Item # 14393 750mL
$14.99/ Single Bottle
$179.88 $161.89/ Case of 12
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Vibrant and juicy wine from the Jumilla region of Spain, the fruit for this wine comes from old vines grown in chalky limestone. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie.

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If you love delicious, complex, fruit-forward Spanish wines, then importer Jorge Ordóñez is a name you should know. He brings us this 2007 Juan Gil, which is 100% Monastrell and comes from the Jumilla D.O. in Spain. It is wonderfully aromatic, mixing dark fruit with sweet spice, black pepper, and smoky oak. On the palate, it delivers such pure fruit flavor - tasting just like the boysenberry preserves that my grandmother used to spread on my waffles as a kid. It definitely brings some tannins, but they are rounded out smoothly by just enough oaky, spicy richness that still allows the beautiful dark fruit to take center stage. At this price, you won’t believe how delicious it is, how much you’ll enjoy it, and how quickly it will disappear.

- EP

Astor's Glossary of Terms


Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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A Spanish synonym for the dark-skinned Mourvèdre grape.


Just slightly inland off the Mediterranean Sea, this hot climate region is the ideal home for the red grape Monastrell (also called Mourvèdre in France). Wines from Jumilla are generally ripe and jammy, with loads of dark berry fruit intertwined with notes of baking spices, chocolate, and tea. These are very versatile food wines, and, at generally very modest prices, they are the perfect...

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