Sensia Ribera del Duero 2009I was in Truro, the capital of Cornwall, over the weekend and strolled into wine merchant Laymont & Shaw after a busy day in the town.  After a quick browse I noticed a very well priced young red tempranillo (the national red grape of Spain) bottle from my favourite Spanish region of Ribera del Duero.  The wines here still seem to me to be pretty much unsung and yet deserve so much more attention.

This young beauty had a full ruby colour with tints of purple about the edges showing its youth and a dark red fruit seeping out and up the nose.  It really is a "just-one-more-glass" kind of wine giving us cherry and blackcurrant with a bite of tannin demonstrating it's compatibility with meaty dishes.  A charcuterie would be very apt.

So, if you live in travelling distance of Laymont & Shaw in Truro then definitely try the Sensia 2009 (01872 270545).  Otherwise, ask your local wine merchant what they have from the Ribera del Duero and start the journey there!

£8.99 Laymont & Shaw

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