Bodegas El Nido

Bodegas El Nido

Portillo De La Glorieta, 7, Bajo
Jumilla (ZIP Code 30520)
Murcia, Murcia
(+34) 629 261 379
(+34) 629 261 379

Bodegas El Nido is a Spanish winery that lies in the Jumilla wine region, just 10 kilometres north of the town of Jumilla itself. The winery is located in the highest altitude part of this winemaking region. The focus of this company is on the production of small amounts of premium red wine, using mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell grapes. The three wines produced by Bodegas El Nido are Clio, El Nido, and Corteo.


Bodegas El Nido came to be in 2001. This happened thanks to a partnership between the Gil family and Chris Ringland, an Australian winemaker. The first bottles of El Nido and Clio were released in 2002. In 2009, the brand’s portfolio expanded with the release of the first bottles of Corteo.

The total production of the brand equals about 2,500 cases of wine each year. These Jumilla wines are a great product from a wine region that is quickly gathering prestige while at a better price than the more famous Spanish region of Rioja.

Product Range

There are currently three wines that make up the full portfolio of products at Bodegas El Nido.

Clio is made using mostly Monastrell with some Cabernet Sauvignon. It is aged for two years in a mix of new French and American oak barrels, which allows the wine to gain complexity and maturity. The final result is an opulent, purple-red wine with savoury flavours and a long finish.

El Nido uses the opposite recipe as its sister wine Clio. This wine is made using mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Monastrell. After ageing for two years in new French and American oak barrels, the final product is a deep purple wine that has the complexity typical of Cabernet Sauvignon. The alluring aroma, lush flavour, and juicy finish make this an impressive product.

Corteo is a 100% Syrah wine that uses handpicked Syrah grapes from a single 1.8-hectare vineyard. It is aged for 30 months in new French oak barrels. The final product is a dark purple wine with an explosive aroma, a superb taste, and a delightfully long finish.

Other Relevant Information

The high-altitude vineyards are planted from 700 to 850 metres above sea level. In total, there are 32 hectares of Monastrell, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, and a small, 1.8-hectare plot of Syrah. The soil is mostly limestone with a stony surface area. Below the limestone layer is a sandy layer through which the roots of the vines can extend.

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