Bodegas Juan Gil
2012 Silver Label MonastrellJumilla Spain
The grapes used in the production of this 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre) come from old vineyards with 40-year-old low-yield vines that are planted in chalky and rocky limestone soils that are very poor in nutrients, making this an ideal location to grow this varietal that produces very small yields.
Aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine exudes powerful aromas and flavors of red berries with notes of smoke and toast from aging in oak barriques, leading to a long and well-balanced finish with silky tannins and a lingering mocha quality. This wine pairs well with paella, mushroom dishes, poultry, fish,smoked seafood and blue and cured cheeses. 15% ABV RWC