2011 Honoro Vera Monastrell

Honora Vera is one of the wines from the Gil family of wines that was started by Juan Gil Gimenez back in 1916 in Jumilla, Spain. The vineyards used for Honoro Vera wines are over 30 years old and planted at an elevation of over 2,300 feet. Using sustainable farming practices, this 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre) comes from vineyards known for bush vines and for producing low yields due to its low nutrient limestone soil and dry weather.

Honoro Vera Monastrell

The dark color of the wine is representative of the good fruit that is expressive on the palate along with a spice & white pepper nuances. This young wine is both medium bodied and well-balanced and is at its best if drank over the next 2-3 years. This wine would go well with a variety of foods including salads, red meats and creamy cheese’s.

Honoro Vera should retail for about $15 and is an “outstanding value” according to Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar published Sept. ’12.

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