El Gorú Tinto

A  Monastrell dominated blend, a varietal that is the mainstay of the winery; with Syrah and Petit Verdot. The label depicts Gorú –  a local character who lived as a hermit.

Harvesting is by hand at the optimum ripening time. Each grape variety was fermented and macerated separately for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature no higher than 28C. The wines then have 4 months in American oak barrels.

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.

Awards:

2016 vintage – International Wine Awards Gold medal

2015 vintage – International Wine Awards. Gold medal; Berliner Wein Trophy Gold medal; Asia Wine Trophy 2016 Gold medal; Guía Peñín 90 points

Grape Varieties:
Monastrell, Petit Verdot, Syrah
Alcohol/VOL:
14.0%
Vintage:
2018
Tasting Notes:

A fuller style than the Marionette from the same producer, with 4 months oak ageing. Outstanding intense aroma of black cherries and palma violets; ripe fruit adds a rich mouthfeel with spice, soft tannins, vanilla and cinnamon notes on the finish.

Other:
Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Bodegas Ego

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.

 

Regions

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