Clio 2020 Jumilla Red
Clio is a red wine from D.O. Jumilla produced by Bodegas El Nido. The winery belongs to the Gil Family Estates group. This group is known for the Juan Gil winery, however it is also the owner of other wineries like Atalaya, Ateca and Shaya among others. Clio is a coupage of Monastrell (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) grown on estates that are planted in the vicinity of the winery.
The Monastrell variety is grown in a 32 hectare vineyard on old vines, a very low yield, but the grapes are of an excellent quality. The soil is mostly limestone with a lot of surface stones. Underneath is a layer of sand where the roots can search for nutrients. The harvest is done by hand and the grapes are transported to the winery in small crates that prevent the grapes from breaking.
Once at the winery, the grapes are put in order on a sorting table. Clio undergoes a maceration and afterwards a fermentation in small stainless steel deposits and barrels. There is a malolactic fermentation and then an aging process, which lasts for 24 months, and takes place in new French and American oak barrels.
Clio is a great wine, very expressive from D.O. Jumilla. A wine that thrills thanks to its strength and complexity.