Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2021
Wine varietal and region:
From the highlands of Jumilla, the roots of these tenacious old vines pierce stony soils to penetrate the coarse limestone layer and touch the sandy strip below. The vines grow on a north facing slope that receives little rainfall. These harsh conditions beget intense and impetuous fruits, enhanced by the expertise of time. A crianza blend of 70% 35-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon and ancient Monastrell.
Taste profile: Elegant and silky, with a perfect balance and structure. Glass-staining purple colour. Explosive, alluring scents of boysenberry, plum, blueberry, chocolate and a hint of pipe tobacco. A lush and smooth mouthfeel, with generous plum and boysenberry fruit flavours enveloped in oak and dark chocolate layers. Closes with a juicy and long finish.
Fun fact: By Spanish law, a red wine labeled as a Crianza must be aged for two years, with a minimum of one year in an oak barrel and another year in the bottle before it’s sold.
Winemaking process: The wine ages for 24 months in French and American oak barrels before bottling.