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Juan Gil Red Blend


The appellation of Jumilla, located about 60 miles inland from the southern mediterranean coast in Murcia, is known for Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre), with over 80% of vineyards planted with it. The continental climate is extreme here: summers are dry and hot with intense sun and winter is long and cold. The vineyards are between 2,000 and 2,800 feet above sea level, planted on sandy and rocky limestone soils that are very poor in nutrients, but have a great capacity to hold what little rain does fall. Monastrell is a thick-skin grape that thrives in the harsh conditions of the climate and terrain, leading to wines with great structure and intense color and aromas.
This red blend is made from estate vines averaging 50 years old. The vineyards are dry-farmed, without pesticides or herbicides, and hand harvested. Monastrell’s bold fruit is perfectly in balance with the earthy notes of Cabernet and Syrah, producing a blend that shows complexity and balance. 
Explosive aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked earth notes. Rich, powerful and voluminous on the palate, with ripe raspberry, smoky cherry, baked plum & a touch of warm white peppery spice. The finish is fleshy & long with a dash of grippy tannins. 
Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Monastrell, 10% Syrah
retail $18
pow $14
Juan Gil Red Blend