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 grape varietals, a refined image, and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.View Supplier Page
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Thick, ruby red in colour.
Licorice and dark plum-scented bouquet with subtle dark coffee scents and dates.
Rich morello cherry and plum flavours are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes on the palate. Soft tannins, juicy acidity and a smooth finish.
Charcuterie, cheese, pizza, red meat, roasted root vegetables, slow-smoked barbeque/BBQ Sauce, wild game.
Bodegas Ateca is based in the village of Ateca, in the province of Zaragoza, fourteen Km away from Calatayud. Old vines of Garnacha are planted on the hillsides at about 3,000 ft above sea level. There is a range of soil types throughout the region, however most vineyards could be described as having gravely clay loams. The clay is at depth and allows for the vines to obtain moisture and be dry grown even though there is very little rainfall in the region.
"The riper and headier 2015 Atteca has 0.5% more alcohol than the 2014, hitting the scales at 15.5%, which shows the wine reflecting the character of the year. It matured in oak barrels for some ten months. It's a ripe, full-bodied and powerful Garnacha representing the character of the year quite faithfully. This is one for a winter stew or similar powerful food. Still a little oaky for my taste... 66,000 bottles produced."
"A lovely red with ripe cherries, currants, plums and hints of slate. Medium body, soft tannins and a long, warm and focused finish. From 100% garnacha. Drink now."
"(aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Cherry cola, blueberry, candied licorice and incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Coats the palate with sappy black and blue fruit liqueur flavors that are energized by suggestions of peppery spices and a suave floral pastille quality. Appealingly sweet and nicely concentrated, finishing with repeating dark berry character and smooth, fine-grained tannins."
"Bodegas Ateca is based in Ateca, Zaragoza, fourteen kilometers from Calatayud. The slate soiled, higher elevation vineyard is made up mainly of small parcels of old vine garnacha. Ripe red fruit, supple leather and mulberry fill this dense garnacha, with tea leaves, balsamic, orange rind spicing the thick, slow palate. Tannins are chewy and the finish crusted with pink pepper. This spent ten months in French oak, which is felt on the lengthy, toasty finish."
"Spain is a solid choice for summertime red wine, but also a star when it comes to pairing with grilled meats, pork, or something a little spicy. Sourced from old vines, there is plenty of complexity on nose and palate, with raspberry and earthy cherry fruits, loads of spice and a savoury character that just begs for food."