By Kori ~ August 30th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2007 Corpus del Muni Lucía Selección 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. Jerónimo 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.
“Very intense cherry color. 100% tempranillo with blackberry aroma, hints of minerals and spices, powerful and balanced, elegant and round taste.” –Bodegas del Muni
2007 Corpus del Muni Lucía Selección (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