A Wine for Tonight: 2007 Corpus del Muni Lucía Selección

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

Reader's Comments

  1. Kelly and Angie | September 1st, 2012 at 7:06 am

    This sounds like such an appetizing wine. We were completely interested until you talked about the aroma of bacon! Yuck. We are both vegetarians and that kind of through us for a loop. I know it is a silly question, but do they use bacon? Do you have any recommendations for great wines for vegetarian meals?

  2. Kori | September 4th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Kelly and Angie,
    No, they do not actually use bacon in the production of this wine. The tasting notes are meant to give readers a sense of the aromas and flavors they might experience when tasting a wine. While bacon and other smoked meat aromas and flavors are sometimes present in red wines, the wines themselves are very much a vegetarian beverage. As for wines to pair with vegetarian meals, it really depends on what the meal is. In general, you should drink what you like, no matter what you are eating. But if you’d like to give me a specific meal you might like to have, I’d be happy to suggest a wine pairing. You might also enjoy a book we frequently use as a reference, What to Drink with What You Eat. Check out our review here: http://winepeeps.com/2009/10/16/book-review-what-to-drink-with-what-you-eat/. Cheers!