Ego Bodegas Gorú Gold
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Vegan certified and Gluten Free.
- The vineyard site is located in the D.O.P. of Jumilla.
Varietal Composition: Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Cabernet Sauvgnon, & Syrah
Elaboration: Manual harvest in boxes of 15 kg through strict selection. First in the plot and then in the entrance to the deposits of Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. Maceration with the skins for 20 days making soft extractions by pigeage. The fermentation temperature reaches a maximum of 28°C to favor the diffusion of compounds responsible for the color, aroma, and flavor. The wine aging takes 12 months in new and second year-used American, French and Romanian oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: High aromatic complexity where the aromas of ripe black fruit are wrapped by the spicy and balsamic smell from the wood. Soft and voluptuous entry on palate. A polished and structured tannin that prolongs the persistence in the mouth and the aromatic flavors perceived in the nose.
2017 – 90 Guia Peñin | 91 Vinous | 93 Wine Spectator
2018 – 92 Wine Enthusiast
Santos Ortiz, of Spanish origin, and Ioana Paunescu from Romania, started from scratch in 2011, “con palicos y canicas” as they say in the region. This means that they were short of financial resources, but had an extraordinary talent for creating wines and coordinating financial, marketing and sales department. “We launched a Project doing the opposite to what the books tell you or what you see in the industry.”
Aﬅer almost 6 months looking for a place to set up, they fell in love with a spectacular farm in an area known as the carpenter’s place, an elevated area of bunkers which had everything they wanted – it was high up so they could enjoy the beauty of the landscape and surrounded by their vineyards (Monastrell), which are well cared for and older than their combined ages. Located just a few kilometers away from the historical city of Jumilla, the winery has 35 hectares of vineyard, housing mostly native varieties like Monastrell.
Since the beginning, Ego Bodegas has taken a contemporary twist on wine-making and combined traditional methods with modern techniques. Their grapes are fermented separately in steel tanks, with capacities ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 kilograms.
Each bottle of wine from Ego bodegas carries the principles on which the winery was founded upon: Ego, Talento, and Infinito.
Ego: The concept of I. Talento: The ability to perform and carry out a task. Infinito: The power to dream without borders.