Juan Gil Silver Label 2018

REGION
Bodegas Juan Gil – D.O. Jumilla
VARIETAL
100% Organic Monastrell
AGING
12M | French Oak
SOIL
Chalky and Stony

TASTING NOTES
Densely colored wine with an impressive, impactful nose. Spice, cedar, toast and chocolate are layered with blackberry and plum. The palate has juicy ripe plum and a textural earthy chocolate sensation. Tannins build to the finish. A complex wine with great balance, concentration and length.

VINEYARDS
The flagship wine, Juan Gil Silver Label, is made with EU certified organic Monastrell grapes from over 40-year-old vines. The chalky and rocky limestone soils, poor in nutrients, are ideal to grow the Monastrell varietal. The vineyards are low yielding producing about 1.04 tons/acre. The Gil family uses progressive winemaking techniques including laser optic sorters after grape harvest to ensure the best fruit is selected. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak before bottling.

New Scores!

2018v

93 Points Wine Advocate

2017v

94 points Guia Peñin

2017v

90 Points James Suckling

La Atalaya Del Camino 2017

REGION
Bodegas Atalaya – D.O. Almansa
VARIETAL
85% Garnacha Tintorera
15% Monastrelll
AGING
12M | French Oak
SOIL
Sand and Limestone

TASTING NOTES
Intense, dark, high cherry-colored robe with a ruby rim and some violet tinges. Aromas of juicy black fruit and red fruit with creamy notions of spices, vanilla, toffee and mocha. Powerful and lush with intense notes of black fruit with a touch of menthol, dry earth, violets, chocolate, dried herbs and spices. Well-balanced, with a lively acidity, ripe tannins and a very long, fruity finish.

VINEYARDS
Bodegas Atalaya was founded in 2007. The Garnacha Tintorera, aka Alicante Bouschet, is one of the few grape varieties with red flesh. The vineyards are located in Almansa, around 3,280 feet above sea level, planted in sandy soils with a high lime concentration in the base. The grapes are separately fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages for 12 months in French oak barrels producing a complex wine.

New Scores!

2017v

91+ points Wine Advocate

2017v

90 Points James Suckling

2017v

94 points Guia Peñin

Can Blau 2018

REGION
Cellers Can Blau – D.O. Montsant
VARIETAL
40% Cariñena
40% Syrah
20% Garnacha
AGING
12M | French Oak
SOIL
Slate, Clay, and Limestone

TASTING NOTES
Cherry colored with purple hues. The nose is powerful and complex with aromas of ripe black fruit, jammy fruit and licorice, with hints of violet. On the palate, it is powerful, fleshy and concentrated, with succulent red fruit, creamy and smoky nuances, mineral notes, and lively tannins that will mellow over time. Long, fresh and spicy finish.

VINEYARDS
The Mazuelo (aka Cariñena or Carignan) and Garnacha vines have an approximate age ranging from 35 to 50 years. The vineyards of Garnacha are in the area of Cornudella de Montsant, around 2,000 feet in altitude on slate soils. The Mazuelo vineyards are located in the Darmós and Masroig area on clay soils. The Syrah vineyards are on limestone soils. Together they create this

New Scores!

2018v

94 points Guia Peñin

2017v

91 Points James Suckling

2017v

90 points Guia Peñin

Atteca Old Vines 2017

REGION
Bodegas Ateca – D.O. Calatayud
VARIETAL
100% Garnacha
AGING
10M | French Oak
SOIL
Gravely Clay

TASTING NOTES
Rich morello cherry and plum flavors are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes in this expressive red. The wine has soft tannins, juicy acidity and a smoky finish.

VINEYARDS
Bodegas Ateca, located in the village of Ateca, boasts old vines of Garnacha planted on the hillsides at about 3,000 feet above sea level. The soils consist mainly of decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The clay is at depth and allows for the bush vines to obtain moisture even though there is very little rainfall in the region.

New Scores!

2017v

92 points Guia Peñin

2016v

90 Points Wine Advocate

2016v

92 points Guia Peñin

Tridente Tempranillo 2017

REGION
Bodegas Tridente – V.T. Castilla y León
VARIETAL
100% Tempranillo
AGING
15M | French Oak
SOIL
Gravel and Sand

TASTING NOTES
Deep purple color with glass staining tears. Intense, concentrated aromas of blackberry and plum with some enticing notes of spice, leather and cedar. The palate is rich and lavishly juicy up front, silken in texture with a good balance, and black fruit jam is framed by ripe and well-integrated tannins. The wine finishes with superb length and persistence.

VINEYARDS
The Tempranillo grapes for this wine are from very old vines of up to 100 years, trained in the traditional “vaso” system, and produce very low yields. These vineyards are generally planted on a top layer of gravel over very sandy soils. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks and then moved to French oak barrels for a period of 15 months.

2017v

92 points Guia Peñin

New Scores!

2016v

93 points Guia Peñin

Rosario Vera 2018

REGION
Rosario Vera – D.O.Ca. Rioja
VARIETAL
100% Tempranillo
AGING
10M | French Oak
SOIL
Limestone and Clay

TASTING NOTES
Deep purple to the edge. Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, cassis, red currant, plum, black licorice and tobacco. Integrated layers of black licorice, cherry, plum jam, toast, and cedar on the palate. Well balanced with a supple texture and long finish.

VINEYARDS
Founded in 2016, Rosario Vera is the newest winery from Gil Family Estates. It is located in the town of Laguardia in the D.O.Ca. of Rioja, Spain. The area was chosen because of its proximity to the Sierra de Cantabria, isolated from maritime influence. Rosario Vera’s vineyards consist of small plots, planted 15 to 60 years ago. Calcareous clay soils, the climate, as well as high altitude make a perfect place to grow vines and obtain high quality grapes.

New Scores!

2018v

93 points Guia Peñin

2017v

91 points James Suckling

2017v

91 points Vinous

About the Gil Family

Gil Family Estates owns or controls approximately 1,766 hectares (4,364 acres) of vineyards throughout their eleven wineries physically scattered across ten different D.O.s, Protected Designations of Origin, in Spain. Each winery has its own personality perfectly defined but working in excellent unity with the rest. Gil Family Estates has unwavering focus on indigenous terroir-driven wines of outstanding value.

The first winery, Bodegas Juan Gil, was founded in 1916 when Juan Gil Giménez, a stone mason and great-grandfather of the present generation, established the winery in the heart of Jumilla. Over 100 years of winemaking history, spanning five generations of continued family ownership, included a laborious restructuring of the family business and led to the company’s rebirth into a global wine powerhouse. All of the wineries under Gil Family Estates are currently run by brothers, Miguel and Ángel Gil.

Since 1999, the rapid ascension of Gil Family Estates has been built upon an absolute commitment to seemingly risky wine investments in outlier appellations. These bets have paid off. Today, the Family continues their focus on old-vine vineyards of indigenous varietals and the prioritization of sustainable farming (organic, dry-farming). This focus, coupled with their investment in technology, reduces the winery’s impact on the environment and results in the production of higher quality wines.
The Gil Family Estates portfolio of wines is sold in over 40 countries and distributed in all 50 U.S. states

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