2019 Bodegas El Nido La Vina de Corteo
Bodegas El Nido is a project of the Gil Vera Family from Jumilla together with Australian winemaker Chris Ringland; it was born in 2002. The wines, Corteo, Clio and El Nido, come from the grapes of the oldest vineyards owned by the Gil family around the winery. The El Nido Corteo from the bodega of the same name is one of the top 25 best wines in Spain and is the top wine of Juan Gill's domain (the 2019 is the successor to the 2015). The La Vina de Corteo from Bodegas El Nido and is only made in the absolute top years. In the 2009 vintage, this 100% Syrah Corteo was produced for the first time. The La Viña de Corteo is their pure Syrah from a vineyard of only 1.8 hectares so only around 1000 bottles are ever made. The grapes fermented in open-lid stainless steel tanks and finished fermenting in French and American oak barrels, where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and aged for 28 to 30 months. This champ has notes of fried corn and is a very roasted, ripe and concentrated style of Syrah, much closer to Australian wines (no wonder!) than those from the Northern Rhone. It is ripe, full and generous oak, with abundant toasty notes and dusty tannins. The advice is not to drink this wine too young, but to store it for at least 5 years first.
Miguel Gil, recorded owner of the top domain Juan Gil, chose quality over quantity in Jumila, undiscovered for years, out of respect and love for his region (and great wine!) For the mini project of Bodegas El Nido, he calls on the Australian top winemaker Chris Ringland (at Parker good for 100/100…) 2 wines are made at this small Bodega: Clio & El Nido. The 16 ha Monastrell followed of 60 years old perched on terraces oriented northeast. Furthermore, 25 years ago, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted on the hills with an oblique north in the same region. Today, these unique top quality mature grapes, magnificently bred by the Gil-Ringland duo, offer the most aristocratic wines in Spain.
The entire international wine press is unanimous in its assessment of the El Nido and Clio wines. Unprecedentedly good and fitting to the top of Spanish wines. In absolute terms, the El Nido and the Clio are not cheap, but in relative terms (eg compared to top Bordeaux) the Clio and Nido cost a fraction and therefore have an unprecedented good price / quality. In our beautiful selection of wines, the El Nido and Clio should not be missing in the opinion of Miquel and Juan Gil.
About Juan Gil Family Estates:
The Juan Gil Family estates represents a group of small wineries spread all throughout Spain: from Jumilla to RíasBaixas, Montsant foothills to Calatayud, the flatlands of Almansa to the venerated kingdoms of Rueda and Castilla y León. Of which they all fall under one umbrella of The Juan Gil Family Estates.
In this way they are able to create a total and representative portfolio of Spanish wine. Each winery brings something unique to the table - displaying a true sense of place. All the wines have one thing in common; they are made from native Spanish varieties.
The Juan Gil Family Estates include:
- Juan Gil
- Can Blau
- El Nido
- Lagar Da Condesa
- Llicorella Vins
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Bodegas El Nido|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|