A blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 24 months in French and American oak. The wine exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color. The nose is expressive with a pain grille, underbrush, brier, minerality, blueberry, and blackberry fruit. On the palate is a plush, opulent wine with great density, savory flavors, and a lengthy finish. Bodegas El Nido is a collaboration of the Gil Family and winemaker Chris Ringland, one of the best Australian enologists.
The winery is located in the Valle de La Aragona, inside the Murcia district of Jumilla. The vineyards are 76.8 acres of very old Monastrell vines (also known as Mataró or Mourvèdre) all vaso-trained and oriented northeast and 28.8 acres of 30-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines on north-facing hills. The vineyards have a foot-deep layer of chalky stones over substrata of sandy soil.