Juan Gil Jumilla Red Blend 2018

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Tasting Notes


This notable Spanish winery was started in 1918 by Juan Gil Jimenez and is now run by the fourth generation of the family. Jumilla, a region in southeastern Spain, is a place of extreme climate and strong contrast. Summers are hot with intense sun. Winters are cold, there can be extreme diurnal differences, rainfall is almost totally absent, and the ground is dry and stony. This terroir and the widespread use of the Monastrell grape shape the particular character of Jumilla wines.

The vineyards of Juan Gil are located between 700 and 850 meters of altitude on sandy and limestone soil which is stony on the surface, very poor in nutrients (driving roots to dig deeper) and with great holding power for the little water they receive. In this kingdom of Monastrell, there are older vines (40+ years) as well as younger plantings and some international red varieties for diversity. The winery is modern with the latest technology to monitor quality.


Complex and interesting aromas of plums, cooked currant and berries, black cherry and toasty wood. Thorough-going but soft tannins support lively, spicy dark fruits. All the components of this wine are well integrated and harmonious. It is easy to drink, just a bit over medium in body with a long finish.


Enjoy this red blend with grilled red meats such as lamb, steak, sausages or burgers, or with barbequed ribs. Pair with pizza, vegetarian stews or Mediterranean flavors such as tapenade, sundried tomatoes and dried herbs. A charcuterie plate with Spanish cheeses is also a good partner. Or enjoy this wine on its own as you read a book by the fire.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Mexican, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce

Spain , Jumilla
Grape Varietal:
45% Monastrell/Mourvedre, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah/Shiraz
$16.00 each