El Nido 2018 Jumilla, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Monastrell (Jumilla), Spain.


This intense wine showcases a deep opaque purple hue that coats the glass. Its aroma is vivid, featuring blueberries, blackberries, pain grille, mineral notes, and tones of underbrush. The taste offers splendid, lavish qualities with remarkable richness, flavorful elements, and an enduring aftertaste. Made up of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine embodies the finest attributes these two varieties can combine to offer.

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied and intense, this silky wine is incredibly elegant and round. It demonstrates a well-structured, complex taste with a smooth texture, unveiling profound notes of blackberry, black currant, vanilla, oak, leather, blueberry, plum, chocolate, complemented by subtle spicy undertones.


Founded in 2002, El Nido has become a symbol of excellence in Spanish winemaking, highlighting the outstanding potential of Jumilla. El Nido owes its creation to the collaborative vision of Chris Ringland, an esteemed figure in Australian winemaking, and the Gil Family consortium, which unites a mosaic of small wineries across Spain. While the Gil Family produces a diverse range of wines, they share a common thread of commitment to quality and tradition, united under a single commercial label

Nestled in the Valley of the Aragona, adjacent to Jumilla, this winery spans over 44 hectares, nurturing ancient Monastrell (Mourvèdre) and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Some of these venerable vineyards, nearly a century old, thrive in limestone-rich soils adorned with an abundance of rocky outcrops. Situated at elevations facing north and northeast, these vineyards grow in a dry climate, allowing the grapes to undergo a slow, unhurried ripening process, thereby revealing their fullest flavors.

Production Process

This wine is a crianza that undergoes malolactic fermentation in new barrels made of French and American oak, where it ages for 24 months.

Food Pairing

This wine is enjoyable on its own; however, it pairs well with different types of food, but it compliments red meat dishes, lamb, and mature cheeses exceptionally.

Storage and Serving Temperature

It is recommended to serve between 14-16 ºC with a maximum temperature of 25 degrees.

Region Jumilla
Grape variety 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Monastrell
Year 2018
Winery El Nido
ABV, % 16
Volume, L 0.75