Tempranillo Castilla y Leon Spain
Juan Gil Familiares are a company of small independent estates, specializing in vintages of artisanally crafted, limited release wines. Membership is by invitation only, a bespoke club of vignerons, committed to the restoration of precious old sites which may otherwise be unviable. From limited harvests of old and very old vines Tempranillo, some over a century of age, grown to the Zamora precincts of El Pego and Villanueva de Campeán, a powerful wine of intense savoury complexity, layers of bramble fruit flavours, judicious tannins and charming old world oak.
Viscous purple red. Darkly aromatic nose of black fruits and toasty oak, the savouryness of balsamic and graphite, incense and pot pourri. Intense palate of brambleberry, bay leaves and moist black olive, mullberries and cola oak, supported by
ripe, chamois tannins, before a finish of burst grape acidity and sweet, dulcetly aromatic vanilla oak. Drinks beautifully with all good fare.