Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

Gil Family Estates has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them with a common denominator- produced with different indigenous varieties of grapes, a refined image and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.

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Honoro Vera

Estimated Retail Price $16.86
SKU 768724
Country Spain
Region Calatayud
Type Red
Varietal Garnacha
Listing
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Inky ruby red.

Aroma

Great aromatic complexity with mineral and blueberry aromas.

Flavour

The bouquet carries through to the palate and leads into a savoury, spicy finish. Well balanced.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with goat cheese, cold meats, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom dishes, and roast beef.

More Info

The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-900 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils.

90 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2017 -

"A generous and meaty red with lively but discreet acidity lifting, which keeps the full body light on its feet on the long, clean finish. Drink now or hold."

91 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2017

2016 -

"Bright, brambly appeal on the nose with redcurrant and raspberry fruits. The palate has a plush, fleshy and saturated feel to it, with succulent tannins. Drink now."

91 pts

Daenna Van Mulligen, Winescores.ca, Dec/2018

2016 -

"Supple generous, delicious. Adorned in yet another Gil Family Estate's stunning labels, this Garnacha is strawberry jam, violets, sarsaparilla, espresso and baking spices. Equally plush on the palate it has an impressive generosity; mocha, purple fruits, vanilla liqueur and licorice. Supple yet fresh and undeniably delicious."

 

Alberta Beverage Awards 2018

2016 -

Judges Selection

91 pts

James Suckling, Dec/2016

2015 -

"This shows ripe red and black fruit such as cherries, plums and currants with violet and earth undertones. Medium body, soft and light tannins and a medium, fresh and earthy finish. From 100% garnacha."

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May/2017

2015 -

"(Fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged for two months in three- and four-year-old French oak barrels) Saturated ruby. Ripe dark fruit and floral scents, along with suggestions of licorice and woodsmoke. Sweet and pliant on the palate, offering juicy blueberry, spicecake and violet pastille flavors and a bracing undercurrent of smoky minerality. The smooth, persistent, blue-fruit-dominated finish features very good focus and silky, slow-building tannins. There's outstanding value here."

 

Wine Spectator, Oct/2016

2015 -

"This round, smooth red offers plum, blackberry, licorice and smoke flavors, supported by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Loamy earth and mineral notes linger. Drink now through 2023."