Juan Gil Jumilla Blue Label, Red

Bottle Size: 750mL

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Juan Gil Blue Label

Mainly produced with grapes from very old Monastrell vineyards of low yield, as the Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah vines planted at about 700 meters of altitude, this is a very concentrated, complex and elegant wine, kept for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

The nose is fresh, full of fruit, and inviting. Big, fruity notes, especially cherry and plum skins. well structured with slightly higher alcohol.

Fruity
Jammy
plum
raspberry
strawberry
coffee
dark chocolate
mushroom
oak

Winery: Bodegas Juan Gil Winery – https://bodegasjuangil.com/en/vinos/juan-gil-18-meses/
Wine Style: Spanish Red
Grapes: Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell
Country / Region / Sub-Region: Spain / Murcia / Jumilla
Alcohol: 15.5 %
Bottle Size: 750mL
Rating (Vivino): 4.1/5
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Tasting Notes

18 months in French and American oak barrels.

The nose is fresh, full of fruit, and inviting. Big, fruity notes, especially cherry and plum skins. well structured with slightly higher alcohol.

  • Fruity
  • Jammy
  • plum
  • raspberry
  • strawberry
  • coffee
  • dark chocolate
  • mushroom
  • oak

Vineyard

A new age

Since the building of the new winery, many things have changed. The new way of making wine needs technology: rigorous temperature control of wine, stainless steel tanks, and excellent hygienic conditions throughout the process, assures each year the quality levels.

But wine is not only “made” in the cellar, but the first is also the vineyard. Therefore, the situation of the vineyard, next to the winery, allows comprehensive monitoring of the evolution of the grapes needed to obtain a great wine condition. It’s a new age, with new wines and a mixture of old vines and new techniques.

Bartolomé Abellán is the enologist and who coordinates the rest of the technical divisions of the GFE group.

In the kingdom of Monastrell

Our vineyards are located between 700 and 850 meters of altitude, on a sandy and limestone soil, stony on the surface, and very poor in nutrients, with a great holding capacity of the little water, it receives. It’s the kingdom of Monastrell, a grape variety owned by this region that is present in the vast majority, and exclusively, in all our wines.

Next to the old vines, aged more than forty years, and other younger Monastrell ones, also grow Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes, which are well suited to the terrain and provide intense shades of spices and fruit.

Four generations, one name

Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez had the winery built, only one clear idea has moved the following generations in charge of the same:

Doing a good job and being prideful of the Juan Gil name and commercial trademark.

Juan Gil Guerrero, a founder’s son, firstly, and then his grandson Juan Gil González, improved and consolidated the winery, applied the traditional knowledge of their job transmitted from parents to children. Nowadays, the fourth generation, linking the tradition with the technical revolution, is the one that enjoys the result of the work done by the predecessors.

The international recognition of the quality of our wines is summarized in the name of Juan Gil.

A particular style

In this place, with extreme climate and strong contrast, is where our winery is located.

With hot summers of intense sun, long and cold winters, a difference of 25ºC between day and night, almost total absence of rainfall, and with a dry and stony ground. These land particularities are which gives us the character we have, which marks our people and, of course, our wines. It’s our way of doing things.

It’s the style of Jumilla

Pairing

Juan Gil Jumilla Blue Label, Red is best paired with:

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Game (deer, venison)
  • Poultry

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