2021 Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Aragon
Appellation Catalayud (Appelatie)
Winery Ateca
Vintage 2021
Grape Grenache Monastrell Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2026
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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 out 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 elevation 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 2021 Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Irreverent Red Blend

Bodega Ateca is nestled in the picturesque region of Calatayud, Spain, it is a hidden gem that captivates wine enthusiasts from around the world, it is part of the Orowines Group, a project led by the Gil family. With a rich history dating back centuries, Ateca embodies the essence of Spanish winemaking traditions while embracing modern techniques. 

At the heart of Bodega Ateca’s success lies their dedication to producing outstanding Garnacha wines. Known for its bold flavours and distinctive expression, Garnacha thrives in the Calatayud region, and Sarah Morris, the winemaker, showcases its full potential through her expert craftsmanship.

About Juan Gil Family Estates

The Juan Gil Family estates represents a group of small wineries spread all throughout Spain: from Jumilla to RíasBaixas, Montsant foothills to Calatayud, the flatlands of Almansa to the venerated kingdoms of Rueda and Castilla y León. Of which they all fall under one umbrella of The Juan Gil Family Estates. 

In this way they are able to create a total and representative portfolio of Spanish wine. Each winery brings something unique to the table - displaying a true sense of place. All the wines have one thing in common; they are made from native Spanish varieties.

The Juan Gil Family Estates include:

  • Juan Gil
  • Shaya
  • Can Blau
  • Tridente
  • Atalaya
  • Morca
  • Ateca
  • El Nido
  • Lagar Da Condesa
  • Llicorella Vins
More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Aragon
Appellation Catalayud (Appelatie)
Winery Ateca
Grape Grenache, Monastrell, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2026
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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