Honoro Vera Monastrell 2015
Its pleasing nose reveals notes of underbrush, mineral, and blueberry leading to a savory, spicy, nicely balanced medium-bodied wine. Pair with rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses. Drink it over the next two to three years.
Bottled by Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil. Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jimenez had the winery built, only one clear idea has moved the following generations in charge of the same: Doing a good job and being prideful of the Juan Gil name and its commercial trademark. Produced with monastrell grapes from their bush vines planted on very poor limestone soils at 2,300 feet in elevation. Low yields due to these soils and extreme weather result in a beautiful wine with ripe and sweet tannins.