Tag Archives: Jumilla

In search of the Mad Hairy Fella

Taming the wild beast: In search of the gorú in his Jumilla spiritual home LAST WEEK during a trip to Cartagena I decided to make, along with my small daughters Este (3) and Tilly (1), the 150km pilgrimage across Murcia to the wine region of Jumilla, to visit one of our most popular suppliers Ego Bodegas. …

Free The Mad Hairy Fella!

WE’RE HAVING A MINOR DIFFERENCE OF OPINION with one of our Spanish suppliers, Ego Bodegas, over the naming of one of their extremely popular wines and we need your help to sway them. Meet Gorú. That’s the mass of hair above that shares a name with the winery’s organic label, confusingly also called Gorú. The …

NEW ARRIVALS: Ego Bodegas (Jumilla, Spain)

EGO BODEGAS, A YOUNG, SAAVY PRODUCER, has 25 hectares of bush-trained vines in the promising Murcian DO of Jumilla, in south-east Spain. The growing season here is dependably hot, dry and brutal (temperatures of 40°C raise shrugs, not eyebrows) but a select few sun-loving varieties thrive under these conditions, including Monastrell, which makes up 80% …