José Gil Rioja 'San Vicente la Sonsierra' 2022

José Gil Rioja 'San Vicente la Sonsierra' 2022

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José Gil is a young winemaker at the forefront of a new and diverse Rioja, producing masterful wines of elegance and purity from ancient vineyards high up in Rioja Alta.

Growing up in the hills around San Vicente de la Sonsierra, José learned his craft at his family’s Bodegas Olmaza – a domaine famed for having some of Rioja’s oldest vine holdings.

After working in Burgundy and the Mosel, José started his own project in 2011 with just 2ha of vineyards. Taking over high-altitude plots that his family struggled to manage, José and his wife Vicky now farm 8ha of organic old-vine Tempranillo co-planted with small amounts of Garnacha, Viura, and Palomino.

Sourced from a patchwork of 80-to-130-year-old vines and aged for 10 months in Jose's cellar carved out of the hillside, ‘San Vicente de la Sonsierra’ eschews new oak flavours to combine Tempranillo’s pure, solar fruit with Burgundian elegance. This is not Rioja as you know it.

Lauded for his last two vintages, José’s 2022s have now received even higher scores from the critics. This is becoming one of Rioja’s most sought-after allocations. 93 Points, Tim Atkin MW

Wine Details

Type Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Producer José Gil
Vintage 2022
Grape Varieties Tempranillo, Others
Farming Organic
Bottle Size 75.0cl