2021 Bodegas El Nido Clio
Clio Jumilla, is produced by Bodegas El Nido of the famous winemaker Juan Gill. The grapes for this wine are made from 12 Ha -29.65 acres- Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 32 Ha -79 acres- very old Monastrell, with a very low yield. The vineyards are older than 60 years. The grapes are harvested manually with small baskets to prevent bruising. The bunches are brought to triage tables where only the best grapes are selected. The wine ages for 20-24 months in French and American new oak barrels where it acquires a very typical complexity. The wine is then left to mature in the bottle for a number of months and is then always released around the end of October/November of the year. The Clio is vinified by grandmaster Chris Ringland (good for 100/100 at Parker). Given the enormous demand and very limited supply, this wine, as also applies to the top model EL Nido , the Blue Label (18 meses) from Juan Gil and the Corteo, importers receive an allocation (which is always too little). Despite the price, this is still unique compared to other wines of the same quality and from that point of view it is a 'bargain'
The quality immediately jumps out of the glass when the scent starts: earthy, mushrooms, leather, blueberry and blackcurrant jam. The taste is also very complex but smooth at the same time, in which we find blue and black berries, some herbs and a light pepper. Powerful wine with exceptional balance and length. Breathtaking and of a very high standard.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.
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
|Available as of
|Nov 23, 2023
|Type of Wine
|Bodegas El Nido
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch