"The wine exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color with an expressive nose of pain grille, underbrush, brier, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry fruit leading to a plush, opulent wine with great density, savory flavors, and a lengthy finish." - Winery
70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French and American oak for 24 months.
Bodegas El Nido was founded in 2002 and produces about 600 barrels of wine a year from 44 hectares of old Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, 90% destined for export. The project is a result of collaboration between the Gil family and one of the best Australian enologists, Chris Ringland. The winery is located in the Valle de la Aragona in the Murcia district of Jumilla.
The grapes for Clio come 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. The wine spends 24 months in French and American new oak barrels where it gets a very typical complexity.