2021 Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Monastrell
Honoro Vera is the new project of the Juan Gil family, which are world famous with its El Nido and Clio wines, but also has 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 Vera of his grandmother
In 2005, Bodega Ateca, 55 hectares in size, was established in the village of the same name. The Honoro Vera Monastrell is made from Monastrell and Mourvedre from a very old gnarled vineyard. The vines are planted on calcareous soils without irrigation with very low yields and without the use of chemicals or synthetic pesticides.
The traditional fermentation is followed by a short maturing in French oak barriques (3-5 months). The wine has great aromatic complexity and length with matured blackberries, smoke and flowers. This mouth-filling Monastrell, with aromas of blueberries, herbs and a medium living acidity, is a full-bodied wine with a great price/quality ratio. At Juan Gil wines, all Sustainable or organic takes place
In Perswijn the wine has been given the status: Selected and that is not surprising given the unprecedented good price/quality ratio.
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
- Can Blau
- El Nido
- Lagar Da Condesa
- Llicorella Vins
|Type of Wine
|Garnacha, Monastrell, Mourvedre
|Drinking as of
|Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch