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“The 2017 Juan Gil (silver label) was produce with Monastrell from old, dry-farmed vines on stony limestone soils. It fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. This is a textbook Mediterranean vintage with a varietal profile mixing aromatic herbs, berries and spices, with a smoky touch. It has notes of esparto grass and other aromatic herbs and ripe berries. It has fine-grained chalky tannins and a dry finish. Truly Mediterranean and a textbook Jumilla. It was bottled in June 2019.” Drink: 2020 – 2023 – Luis Gutiérrez,
“Dark violet. Expansive dark berry, cherry and floral scents are complemented by baking spice and vanilla nuances. Juicy acidity energizes spice-tinged black currant and bitter cherry flavors that are sweetened by a suggestion of mocha. Shows very good depth as well as energy, finishing spicy and quite long, with supple tannins and lingering dark berry character.”
Rich black cherry hue, and powerful nose of winter berries with smoky notes from aging in the French oak. It shows excellent structure and great depth in the mouth, continuing to provide a perfect balance of fruit and earth through the long finish.
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Since the building of the new winery many things have changed. The new way of making wine needs technology: rigorous temperature control of wine, stainless steel tanks, and excellent hygienic conditions throughout the process, assures each year the quality levels.
But wine is not only "made" in the cellar, the first is the vineyard. Therefore, the situation of the vineyard, next to the winery, allows comprehensive monitoring of the evolution of the grapes needed to obtain a great wine condition. It's a new age, with new wines and a mixture of old vines and new techniques.
Bartolomé Abellán is the enologist and who coordinates the rest of the technical divisions of the GFE group.