This is such a beautiful, utterly drinkable wine. It’s from Ribeiro, a region in northwest Spain in Galicia, and it is made from the Sousón grape variety, which is the same as Portugal’s Sousao/Vinhao. Available in the UK from Indigo Wine, and not too expensive (around £12.50 in independent wine merchants). Just the sort of red that I’m always in the mood for.
Coto de Gomariz The Flower and the Bee (La Folora y la Abeja) Sousón 2011 Ribeiro, Spain
13.5% alcohol. Beautifully packaged. Fresh, vivid and bright with assertive cherry and raspberry fruit. Lovely purity and a spicy bite, with high acidity on the finish. Just a hint of apple, which makes it taste like it hasn’t completed malolactic fermentation, but which makes it bracingly fresh. Just lovely. 92/100
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