A tasty ten dollar find from Costco, the Ego Bodegas Goru Gold Red Blend.
80% Monastrell, 15% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Jumilla, Spain. The wine spends 12 months in new and second use French, American and Romanian oak barrels. It has less than 5 g/L of residual sugar and is vegan friendly.
Manual Harvest in boxes of 15 kg through strict selection. Maceration with skins for 20 days making soft extractions by pigeage. The Fermentation temperature reaches a maximum of 28C to favor diffusion of compounds responsible for the color, aroma and flavor. The wine aging takes 12 months in new and second year American, French and Romanian oak barrels. Enjoy with grilled red meats, stews, legumes, cured cheeses, fish stews and Iberian sausages.
Estate Bottled by Ego Bodegas
The 2017 Ego Bodegas Goru Gold Red Blend begins with a pleasing aroma full of ripe berry along with licorice and chocolate.
The wine tastes smooth and almost a bit sweet with continuing licorice and chocolate notes in this dry wine. It also has plenty of vanilla in the mouth. When we initially scored it, we gave it a Taste rating of 7 but it adds some complexity and nice layers after a couple hours of air that bumps it up.
It ends dry, long and grippy. Very pleasing and easy to drink, this is a great find for just $10.