Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata Monastrell

Monastrell from the Jumilla region is a red wine I initially struggled with. High in tannins and acidity this grape can produce some serious,y overpowering, rough wines. In the right hands however it producers wonderful fruity wines with serious body and depth. I now have 2-3 Monastrells amongst my favourite red wines.

This one does not make the top of my list, as I prefer the fruitier versions, but is nonetheless a good wine that I’d be happy to drink again. If you like beefy reds then go for this.

A dark purple colour of medium intensity with a jammy scent of berries.

A dry wine with good body and lingering finish, The tannins and acidity are well balanced in this wine making it smooth to drink. It has an earthy flavour to it along with the jammy fruits and that warming effect you get with this type of red wine,

This is the second wine from the Madrid & Darracott tasting earlier this year.

Name: Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata Monastrell
Colour: Red
Year: 2018
Grapes 100% Monastrell
Winery: Vañas Familiar Gil
Country: Spain
Region: Jumilla
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origen
Alcohol: 15%
Price: 10,50€

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