Who makes it?
El Goru is one of a series of wines made by a pair of passionate winemakers, Santos Ortiz and Ioana Paunescu who found their ideal place amongst some old vine Monastrell (aka Mourvedre). Those vines are just a few kilometres from Jumilla. That is now the home of Ego Bodegas.
Jumilla has its own PDO. Its own Protected Designation of Origin or appellation. It is one that sits to the south in the region of Murcia on the coastal hinterland of Spain’s central east.
How do they make it?
This red wine is a blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is always Monastrell dominant. The wine ages for 12 months in new French and American barrels.
What does it taste like?
This is a full bodied and bold as they come spicy red. It has plenty of cherry and blackcurrant fruit and it finishes with a sweep of vanilla and cinnamon, light pepper and rich liquorice. Did I mention it was bold? And rich?
What to drink it with?
This would be a great wine to have with a juicy burger, or a roast dinner. Try it with some sausages with truffled mash, or venison sausages with buttery mash. Delicious.
El Goru will go nicely with Manchego, Comte and Cheddar.
Quickie review « This is a cracking red that showcases what can be done with Monastrell. It is a fusion of tradition and new. »
Country of Origin: Jumilla DO, Spain
Tasting Date: June 2022
Price: UK £20
Drink: now – 7 years
Needs food: no, although it would be better with food
If you like El Goru and Spanish red wines, why not check out:
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