Goru 38 Barrels
This wine is as outstanding as the label and has a limited production and availability. Selected Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have 20-30 days maceration and 10 months in French and American oak.
Ego Bodegas, now a decade old, is a boutique winery driven by three concepts – Ego, Talento, Infinito – which are: Ego, the concept of the self; Talento, the capacity for the performance or execution of an occupation; Infinito, the limitless power of the dream.
The intriguing Gorú image is that of a local character who lived as a hermit.
2013 vintage – Gilbert & Gaillard 90 points Gold medal; CWWSC. Gold medal
2012 vintage – Gilbert & Gaillard 93 points Gold medal; Guía Peñín 90 points
2020 vintage was selected as one of Decanter’s World Wine Award Gold winners tofeature as the “Best of Spain” (and was one of the least expensive!) – March 2023
Delicate black fruit with smokey notes; structured and subtle with sweet tannins conferring elegance to its fruity intensity.
“Black cherry, blackcurrant, dusty cinnamon spice. Great verve and drive, notes of blackcurrant leaf, and dark cherries, rounded tannins with lively acidity – big, structured and carries its alcohol well.”
Decanter March 2023.
About the Producer
Ego Bodegas has 25ha of vineyards including varieties such as Tempranillo and Syrah, but the main focus is on the local native variety Monastrell – many of these vines are about 50 years old. They are situated in a special location within the region of Jumilla, one of the driest wine areas of Spain. The climate means the grapes grow as small bunches with a good concentration of sugar, excellent acidity and thicker skins.
While the surroundings are rural and rustic, the winery and its technology are both modern and meticulously managed.