This is the new vintage of Clio, one of Jumilla's best wines. A difficult year, 2016 was one of the earliest vintages in the history of the region. The grapes arrived at the cellar fully ripen, but the overall production was significantly below average.
The wine is produced by Bodegas El Nido from a blend of old, almost centenary Monastrell vines and a lesser part of Cabernet Sauvignon.
As always, this Spanish red wine was crafted by the prestigious Australian winemaker Chris Ringland, from Barossa Valley.
Macerated and fermented partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in oak barrels, this red wine from Jumilla was then transferred into new American and French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for over a period of 24 months.
We strongly suggest that you decant Clio 2016 about 2 hours before you drink it.
This is one of Spain's most prestigious and highly-rated wines.
Drink over the next 10-12 years.
4.4/5 Stars Vivino users!