- Published: 25 January 2013 25 January 2013
The Mercado Central is surrounded by tapas bars and restaurants. I crossed the main street to a little buzzy joint on the corner. Locals feasting like bees around the hive is a good sign, so in I headed.
The two servers were clearly operating with both sides of their brains handing plates and drinks over to half a dozen people simultaneously. The first thing I had to do was order a glass of this local vino tinto.
A perfectly refreshing glass of Fussion 2011 by Emilio Clemente sealed my fate as another was to follow. The wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and bobal. Being young (joven) it has a light and fruity character with a very good acidity and very easy sweet soft tannin.
Perfect for a plate of large anchovy fillets in vinegar and oil. Red wines like this meld well with seafood and I struggled on to order beautiful fried prawns. What a great lunch!
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