Juan Gil 2012

Juan Gil 2012 Jumilla

DO Jumilla, Spain is becoming increasingly famous for their work with Monastrell.  This wine is of no exception- made in 2012 from 100% Monastrell grape on more than 40 years old vines it is bold (read, alcoholic as well, at 15%), and elegant example for Jumilla.

Hot climates can make these wines rather sweet-ish and you taste a lot of jammy notes, almost like eating a bramble and blackcurrant jam, which is not an incredible wine characteristic. Yet this one is balanced enough for you to taste some sweetness, but not over the board much.

When you are having a dinner and starting to wish for a glass of incredibly fruity red without a major acidity kick, and just touches of oak, think about good examples of Jumilla can provide.

Have a look at the wines, as with this one you are not buying a bulky cheap drink, but the one with a touch of elegance, some restraint on sweetness of the fruit and more interesting and integrated oak. This Jumilla wine is a great treat for the rich main course  (maybe lamb chops) – enjoy!

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