By Kori ~ August 30th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the 2007 Corpus del Muni LucÃa SelecciÃ³n from the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$20
- Must be widely available
The Perea Contreras family founded Bodegas del Muni in their hometown of Villatobas, Toledo, Spain, in 2000. JerÃ³nimo Perea and his sister Paloma run the winery. The name Bodegas del Muni comes from the participation of one of the family’s ancestors in a battle by the river Muni in Equatorial Guinea, a trace of Spain in the heart of Africa. The winery gets its grapes, predominantly Tempranillo, from the family’s 267-acre vineyard.
â€œVery intense cherry color. 100% tempranillo with blackberry aroma, hints of minerals and spices, powerful and balanced, elegant and round taste.â€ â€“Bodegas del Muni
2007 Corpus del Muni LucÃa SelecciÃ³n (Castilla La Mancha, Spain): 100% Tempranillo. Deep purplish red in color. Aromatic with blackberry, earth, bacon, and smoke on both the nose and palate. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity and medium to high, very dry tannins, and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $18; Available elsewhere, $18
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Red Wine, Spanish Wine, Tempranillo, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25