Santos Ortiz and Ioana Paunescu 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. They eventually found a spectacular farm in Murcia to practice their craft at the highest level. The El Gorú is their entry level, Monastrell dominant red blend.
THE FLAVOR PROFILE
Dark, brooding and full bodied, with a noticeable deep almost bitter chocolate character. Blackberries and oak underlying the palate.
The savory red wines of Spain are brooding and complex. They are typically a little tighter than a California Cabernet, but richer and fuller than a Pinot Noir. The most commonly used red grapes in Spain are the lovely Tempranillo grape and the rich Garnacha, but Cabernet Savugignon is starting to get popular as well.