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Ridiculous! A Crianza for €2!
04 September 2020 @ 14:32

 

I normally write recommendations about wines under two Euros, but in this case, the wine in question deserves to be in a different category. The best-value-for-money wine in the country!  I have been drinking this wine as a 'house' wine at home for about a month or two and I have to say that it surpasses many wines 3 and 4 times as expensive. It really is a no-brainer. Torre Oria Crianza - €2. For the price, I haven't found a red wine that can even get close. Naturally, this price is only possible due to the mass purchasing power of Mercadona, as it is the only place in Spain where you can buy it, but that is all the more reason to pick up a few bottles. Quality wine at an extremely fair price, practically ridiculous when you compare it to other wines and other countries. It is extremely easy to drink, has a full-body flavour and low tannins. You can drink it with a snack, some cheese or a full meal or even alone. It works well at room temperature and also slightly chilled during the summer months. It is very much an all-rounder red wine.

Bodegas Torre Oria is located in the Spanish region of Utiel-Requena (the south-east of Valencia). At the end of the 19th century, the Oria de Rueda family successfully were dedicated to the silk business in Valencia. Years later, the family decided to move their business to the city of Requena, 60 km away. towards inland Valencia. With the decline of the silk trade, they decided to convert their business into the world of wine growing vineyards between 650 and 905 metres above sea level. This unique geographical location has given heir wines a characteristic mark.

If you haven't discovered this wine yet it is about time you bought a bottle. I walked passed it for months and months dismissing it because of its price - "How can a Crianza cost only €2?" (for those who don't know, a Crianza is a red wine that has spent a minimum of 12 months in an oak barrel) I would say to myself... How wrong I was. I have blind tasted this wine with friends who know their wines and they have all valued it well above its real shelf price. I also use this wine when cooking, for once a decent wine for cooking that doesn't make you feel guilty for using it!

Give it a go! I am sure you will enjoy it.

 

 



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Mazz said:
05 September 2020 @ 08:23

Where can this beauty be purchased please?


macsco said:
05 September 2020 @ 08:40

Mazz.....you must have missed this line...."Mercadona, as it is the only place in Spain where you can buy it"


Marilyn said:
07 September 2020 @ 09:58

Sorry! Nasty pop up had blocked it. Thank you.


Brian Jackson said:
08 September 2020 @ 12:14

I tried the two Mercadonas closest to me, Rute and Archidona, but neither of therm stock this little beauty. Sob !!!!!


Annie said:
09 September 2020 @ 14:03

Can’t get it, in Estepona as well


Steve Penn said:
09 September 2020 @ 16:24

Tried 2 mercadona stores in mijas Costa, neither had this wine.they did have' caperucita tinta' fromTorre Oria so bought a few bottles of this.under €2, not tried it yet.


eos_ian said:
09 September 2020 @ 19:45

What a shame, I know it is available in all of the stores in the Valencian Community. How odd that in Andalucia it isn't...I'll look into it and see if you can buy it somewhere else...Thanks for reading!


Terragolf said:
18 September 2020 @ 22:47

Bought it in Fuente Alamo mercadona, really enjoyed it.


Terragolf said:
20 September 2020 @ 19:59

Have you got any suggestions for some white wines?


eos_ian said:
21 September 2020 @ 15:40

Sure...how much do you want to spend more or less?


Terragolf said:
23 September 2020 @ 14:34

Hi, more for something like a Sauvignon blanc, upto €8 if possible. Thanks.


eos_ian said:
23 September 2020 @ 15:54

Hi! Here are a couple at different prices


Yllera sauvignon blanc €6,50 - available in Carrefour and El Corte Ingles I think...

https://www.drinksco.es/vino-rueda/yllera-sauvignon-blanc-2018

Mercadona Arribeño - €2,25 if I am not mistaken

https://tienda.mercadona.es/product/37229/vino-blanco-verdejo-do-rueda-arribeno-botella


Terragolf said:
23 September 2020 @ 17:31

Thanks for those. Not back until November, but I’ll track them down then.


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