2020 Juan Gil Blue label
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (15%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2032|
Juan Gil, a family business founded in 1916 in the center of the city of Jumilla, is the champion of putting the Jumilia on the map as a (top) wine region and has led several generations of winemakers to stand up for the prestige / potential of the wines of the area and the qualities of the Monastrell grape. True to its origins, this winery has seamlessly fused tradition and news technology with respect for the environment. Juan Gill is also the creator of the famous Clio and the world famous El Nido.
The Juan Gil Blue Label (new name per vintage 2016). Before this the wine was called the Juan Gil 18 Meses and abroad the JUAN GIL ETIQUETA AZUL is a very scarce and beautiful wine. The 18 meses has, as the name suggests, aged for 18 months in French oak barrels and American oak. It is the top model from the Label series by Juan Gil (Yellow, Silver and Blue). The grapes come from very old Monastrell grapes supplemented with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level with a very low yield. The wine is dark purple in color and has a nice nose of graphite, earth notes, spices, black fruit and a hint of balsamic. The wine is full bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel with a nice long finish. The wine is ready to drink but will improve even further in the coming years and has a very nice aging potential. The Juan Gil 18 Meses or the Blue Label is a very scarce wine with many international enthusiasts, so it is important to be quick.
The beautiful bodega Juan Gil was founded in 1916 and has been owned by the Gil family for generations. Unlike the majority of Jumilla, the vineyards are located on the plateau between the mountains. As a result, Juan Gil benefits from a more temperate climate compared to the wineries located in the valley. The metamorphosis on Juan Gil's domain is truly spectacular. Where Juan Gil was always one of the leading wineries of the Jumilla region, today it marks itself more than ever as the top winery of the region. This is mainly due to the constant investments of owner Miguel Gil. His wines from the Jumilla region, which was synonymous with mass and basic, now rank among the very best in Spain. And what is beautiful, not only the top cuvées but any wine with the Gil signature is a pleasure. In addition to the well-known and famous wines of Juan Gil under the name El Nido and Clio, the family has beautiful domains including Pedrera, the 12 Meses (silver Label)| and the L'Altre de Can Blau. All in all, beautiful wines which are all organically grown and produced and have an excellent price/quality ratio
Miguel Gil also owns the top estate El Nido and out of respect and love for his region (and great wine!), is choosing quality over quantity in Jumilla, which had been undiscovered for years. For the mini-project of Bodegas El Nido, he calls on the Australian top winemaker Chris Ringland (at Parker perfect for 100/100…). At this small Bodega, 2 wines are made: Clio & El Nido. The 16 hectares of Monastrell vineyards, which are 60 years old, are situated on terraces that are oriented to the northeast. In addition, 25 years ago, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted in the same region on the north-facing hills. Today, these unique vineyards offer top-quality grapes that are magnificently refined by the Gil-Ringland duo into Spain's most aristocratic wines.
Organic/organic viticulture and sustainability are important elements in the vision of the Gil Family. Click here to see a nice video overview: Gil Family Estates - Video
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|
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