2008 Oliveda Furot Crianza, Empordà

( E6, 13%, El Celler Petit )

Good, honest drinking Samsó from high altitude vineyards on slate soils. There’s a little bit of oak here, but it’s not remotely intrusive. The wine shows aromatic red fruits, fresh acidity and attractive raspberry and cherrystone notes. Try it chilled with a  plate of tapas. I did. 

BuyDrinking window: 2012-14Similar Wines: £5-£10, 86-90, Spain, Red, Carignan