Lovers of top notch Rioja will feel at home with the red berry and oak character of this terrific value gem from Valencia. It¿s been wowing wine judges for years and was skilfully crafted by a cellar regularly tipped by Spanish wine guide Guía Peñín.
Where else can you buy mellow barrel aged reds of this quality at such an everyday price? Not only is today's Spanish wine scene 'among the most vibrant, dynamic and creative in the world' (Tim Atkin MW), it surely offers the best value.Valencia is known as Madrid by the sea (where the Madrileños flock at the weekend for relaxation). Inland there are orange groves and extensive paddy fields ' it's where paella is said to have been invented ' and of course, vineyards. Winemaker Maria Angeles Camara combines Monastrell with Tempranillo for dark, juicy fruit flavour. Extensive barrel ageing provides a soft edge of vanilla. This fragrant, medium bodied red is in its element with duck or lamb, strong cheese, or tapas such as jamón Serrano.