Bodegas Juan Gil "18 Meses" (18 Months) Blue Label Monastrell 2018 (Jumilla, Spain)

Bodegas Juan Gil "18 Meses"
(18 Months) Blue Label Monastrell 2018
(Jumilla, Spain)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Monastrell vineyards used to produce this wine are situated at an elevation of 2,800 feet above sea level with an average vine age of 55 years. They are situated on chalky and sandy hillside soils with excellent drainage, allowing them to ripen in optimal conditions. The production does not exceed one ton per acre. The Cabernet and Syrah vineyards are located at 2,300 feet above sea level with an average vine age of 15 years. The fermentation is carried out separately in small open tank fermenters. The wine is then aged for 18 months in new French and American oak barrels.

Blend: 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Syrah

Dry-farmed, no pesticides or herbicides, hand-harvested!

Made mostly with very old Monastrell vineyards grapes from old vines grown at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level with very low yields as with the vines of Cabernet-Sauvingon & Syrah to obtain a very concentrated and complex wine and very elegant at the same time after spending 18 months into a careful selection of best French and American oak. Purple/black in colour, it proffers a nose of pain grille, graphite, earth notes, spice box, black fruits, and a hint of balsamic. It opens in the grlass to reveal excellent density, savory flavors, plenty of spice, and a lengthy, pure finis. It will evolve well for 2-3 years and drink well for many years

Food Pairings:
Rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium-cured cheeses.

Producer: Bodegas JUAN GIL
Region: Jumilla
Country: Spain
Type of Wine: Aged red
Varieties: 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon & 10% Syrah.
Aging: 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Alcoholic degree: 15.5º vol
Service Temperature: 16º-18ºC

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points & #38 Top 100 of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine (2017 Vintage):
"This brawny red shows a savory character, with loamy earth, black tea and tobacco notes framing a rich core of currant and blackberry flavors. The muscular tannins are balanced by juicy acidity. Dense, balanced and expressive. Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2032. 2,500 cases made, 1,250 cases imported." - TM