This is a lovely wine. It’s from the Mencia grape variety and it comes from the fabulous Ribeira Sacra wine region in Galicia, north west Spain. The vineyards are terraced, a bit like the Douro – and this region isn’t all that far from the Douro, located just north of where the Douro river becomes the border between Portugal and Spain. It’s just my sort of red wine, and a bargain to boot.
Guimaro 2012 Ribeira Sacra, Spain
13.5% alcohol. Ripe but fresh with sweet black cherry and berry fruit. Quite Pinot-like, I guess. There’s a lovely stony, mineral undercurrent to the supple cherry and berry fruit palate, finishing very mineral, unencumbered by oak. Drinkable and quite delicious. 92/100 (£9.95 The Wine Society)