EL NIDO VINEYARDS 2011 EL NIDO CLIO JUMILLA
"Plush and polished, this big red delivers cassis, licorice, espresso and sanguine flavors, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity. A savory style, showing balance and power. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020." Tom Mathews Wine Spectator 91 points (2010 vintage)
|This is a joint project between the Gil family, who has done so much to put Jumilla on the map with the wines from Finca Luzon, wine broker Jorge Ordonez, one of the pioneers for unearthing high quality wines from Jumilla, and famed Barossa, Australia winemaker, Chris Ringland. The debut releases, the 2002 is a spectacular effort that establishes new benchmarks, not only in terms of its bold pricing, but also the extraordinary quality of what is in the bottle. The fruit is harvested by hand in small baskets, picked very ripe, given a severe triage, and fermented in open top, three to four ton vats. The wine is aged in 100% new French and American oak for malolactic fermentation and for 26 months prior to being bottled.