WINE OF THE WEEK: Finca Carelio Tempranillo Barrica 2014, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla


£7.99 in a 6-bottle mix


This was so nearly a £15 red, but someone at the winery felt inspired to add some grapes from outside the designated Toro region to give the wine a bit of extra freshness and someone decided to send it outside the region for bottling, neither of which is an option for DO (denominación de origen) wines. So it has ended up as a bargain Vino de la Tierra. It has the power of a Toro, the chocolaty spice and smoothness of maturation in oak barrels and a heart of fresh, ripe, black fruit, making it a brilliant red for barbecued and chargrilled food – as good with aubergines, peppers, garlic and other vegetables as with steak, ribs, racks, chops, duck or chicken livers.

Finca Carelio Tempranillo Barrica, 2014 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain

£7.99 in any 6-bottle mix, £9.99 a single bottle, Majestic

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