Bodegas El Nido

D.O.: Jumilla

Bodegas el Nido belongs to the Gil Family Estates (Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares) group. Founded in 2002, The Gil Family Estates has formed a solid group that currently composes of eight wineries from various winemaking regions in Spain (denominaciones de origen) as well as the Orowines trading company. De esta forma, Because of this, Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares offers, with its commercial name, a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of the wineries involved have the common goal of producing high quality wines using native grape varieties, with unbeatable value for money. El Nido really brings alive this area of viticultural interest, having been conceived under the philosophy of empowering the identity of the terroir, as well as the personality of native grape varieties.

 

History of the winery


Bodegas El Nido was founded back in 2001 as a collaboration agreement between the Gil Family and Chris Ringland, one of the Australia’s most renowned winemakers. The international figure of Chris Ringland brought prestige and glamor to the project, which was important especially when considering the international markets. In addition, in Australia he worked the harvest in March, due to Australia’s location in the southern hemisphere, which was fully compatible with his work in Jumilla. Most importantly, he also knew the variety Monastrell well, since in Barossa Valley has been growing the variety for over 100 years.


From the beginning El Nido’s style was clear: using old low yield vines, some over 100 years old, to produce concentrated, full-bodied and very balanced wines, with lots of fruit, prepared with care and knowledge. Wines that very pleasant to drink that portray the characteristics of the area and terroir from where it came. 


The winery is situated in the Aragona Valley, about 10 km north of the town of Jumilla, in an area known as the “término de arriba”, being the zone with the highest altitude within the municipality of the city.


The vineyards, located in the surrounding of the winery are planted on soils mostly of limestone and very stony surface. In the basement, about 30/40 cm. depth is a layer of coarse (medium consistency limestone) that covers the entire vineyard; its thickness ranges between 15 and 30 cm, having under a very sandy soil where the roots extend. The altitude varies from 700 m. and 850 m. above the sea level. They consist of small plots with a total of 32 hectares of the Monastrell variety, with some very old vines -almost centenarians-, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and 1.8 acres of Syrah planted on hills facing the north.


Work philosophy


For the Gil Family Estates, the Bodega El Nido represented a new time, with new wines, and a mixture of old vines and new techniques. 


Bodegas El Nido partakes in the cultivation of the vineyard, the winery is able to monitor the progress of the grapes and ensure that they are in the best condition to obtain a great wine. The vines have a very low yield and production, resulting in very small and highly concentrated grapes. The harvest is carried out in small boxes, and subsequent selection of the best clusters and grapes again occurs at the winery.

However, in El Nido also it understands the importance of making wine with the latest technology, such as strict controls on temperature, the use of stainless steel tanks and excellent hygienic conditions throughout the process to ensure each year levels of quality wines.


El Nido wines


The first vintage to be released by the winery was 2002, with two different wines being produced, El Nido and Clio. While Clio was the vision of Miguel Gil using Monatrell grapes, Nido was the vision of winemaker Chris Ringland using Cabernet Sauvignon. It was then in 2009 when the first vintage of Corteo was produced. These are the El Nido wines:


Clío. This wine is a blend of 2 different grape varities: mostly Monastrell (70%) combined with a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon (30%). This wine is aged for 24 months in new French and American oak barrels, and has the aroma of ripe fruit, blackberries, blueberries with notes of roasted coffee, cocoa and liquorice that give it a finesse and elegance. Tasty and powerful, this wine has a great structure, with high concentrated tannin and a sweet aftertaste. Power, body and flavour combine on the palate.


Corteo. This wine is made 100% from Syrah grapes. The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard placed at 700 m above sea level on gently slope hillside Northwest facing, with a very low yield to obtain small bunches with high concentrated berries. The hand picked grapes collected in small baskets undergo a rigorous selection process. Corteo is then aged for 30 months in new French oak barrels. This wine has a dark intense purple colour with aromas of black and blue fruit, with notes of ripe plum. The wonderful taste with smoky notes with highlighted rich and ripe flavours of blueberries, blackberries and other wild fruits, its structure is silky smooth with good balance of acidity, highlighting a long and very persistent finish.


El Nido. This wine is a blend of 2 different grape varieties: mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) combined with a hint of Monastrell (30%). This wine is aged in new French and American oak barrels for 24 months and offers the nose hints of blueberries, cassis, smoke and chocolate, roasted coffee and spices with mineral hints. Powerful in the mouth, it  presents a variety of flavours that give enormous complexity, the mature and strong presence of fruit, where the structure is impressive and astonishing ease and sweetness of his palate with a final that never ends.

Featured wines from El Nido:

  • El Nido 2014

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell.

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    El Nido 2014

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell.

    135,00 VAT incl.
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  • Clio 2014

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell.

    37,50 VAT incl.
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    Clio 2014

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell.

    37,50 VAT incl.
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  • Corteo 2011

    Red wine Crianza. 30 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Syrah.

    92,50 VAT incl.
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    Corteo 2011

    Red wine Crianza. 30 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: El Nido. Production area: Jumilla. Grapes used in this wine: Syrah.

    92,50 VAT incl.
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