2020 Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend

9.95 8.22
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Calatayud
Winery Ateca
Year 2020
Grape Grenache Monastrell Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2025
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Honoro Vera is the new project of the Gil family, who are world famous for their El Nido and Clio wines, but also have very small beautiful domains where the best of the region is brought to the fore on a very small scale. All these wines are all gems. The name Honoro Vera is a tribute to the Gil family where Honoro is the name of Miquel Gil's grandfather and his grandmother's Vera

The Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend is a blend of Monastrell –Mourvèdre-, Syrah & Garnacha which has been aged for 4 months in French & American oak barrels. The Syrah vineyard is between 15-20 years old while Monastrell and Garnacha vineyards are between 25-40 years old in goblet or bush vines located in the area known as Término de Arriba at a respectable altitude of 700 and 800 meters above sea level on sandy and calcareous soils. Yields are relatively low with very small and highly concentrated berries and very thick skins to withstand the extreme climate (very cold winters and hot and drier summers). Each variety is fermented separately for 10 days with the skins in stainless steel tanks that do not exceed a temperature of 24 degrees, so the wines get a very nice extraction that takes the best out of the thick skins.

The Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend is a distinctive wine. The wine is delicate yet expressive with flavors of ripe plums and figs. The creamy texture has good density, clear acidity, integrated tannins, a spicy and a surprisingly long finish. Now all Honoro Vera's wines are of excellent quality, but this is the topper in the series in our humble opinion. Great price/quality.

Vineyard for 2020 Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend

Orowines, a project led by the Gil family, has founded a winery in Calatayud, Atteca technically directed by the Australian winemaker Sarah Morris focuses entirely on the Grenache grape. Established in 2005, it is now closely linked to the family of Juan Gil, one of Spain's foremost winemakers. Located in Calatayud specialized ide Garnacha / Grenache, Ateca delivers very balanced wines and with exceptional value for money.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Calatayud
Winery Ateca
Grape Grenache, Monastrell, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Spicy, Red fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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