gil family estates el nido - el nido njmd
|Producer||Bodegas El Nido|
Variety: 70% Monastrell/30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: 22-26 months in new French and American oak barrels
The grapes for this wine are made from 12 Ha -29.65 acres- of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 32 Ha -79 acres- of very old Monastrell, with a very low yield.
The grapes are harvested with small baskets to prevent bruising. The bunches are brought to triage tables where the best ones are selected. It spends 24 months in French and American new oak barrels where it gets a very typical complexity.
Tasting two completely different vintages of the same wine is very revealing, and having the Clio next to the showed how each of them revealed the character of the vintage. is a very complete and balanced year, resulting in classic, powerful wines with concentration and balance, and all that is needed to age in bottle. This is a similar blend as the , mostly Monastrell with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for almost two years in French and American oak barrels. The oak is there, but it feels like the fruit is able to integrate it with some more time in bottle. In general, there is a lot more balance and freshness than in the , and the character of the Monastrell is a lot more noticeable than the Cabernet. This should develop nicely in bottle. 50,000 bottles were filled in September .