2020 Bodegas El Nido Nido
The El Nido from the bodega of the same name is one of the top 25 best wines in Spain. Top wine from the domain of Juan Gill. Only 5000 bottles are made of the El Nido on average, so this is scarce, unique and incomparable. Absolute topper vinified by grandmaster Chris Ringland (with Parker good for 100/100).
The El Nido was produced with a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and aged for 23 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels; it is a ripe, powerful and intoxicating Mediterranean red with generous oak produced in a very specific style. This is intoxicating and ripe, super potent with concentration and punch, but balanced. As with the Clio, the integration of the oak is great in one word. This has all the ingredients and balance to develop beautifully and for a long time in bottle. It has to be one of the best vintages for El Nido. Only 5000 bottles are made of the El Nido on average, so this is scarce, unique and incomparable.
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|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|