31/07/2016 – The Flower and The Bee Sousón 2014

(2016) From Galicia in cool, Atlantic-influenced northwestern Spain, this is a bold red wine made from the local Sousón variety, AKA the Sousão of the Douro and Vinhão of red Vinho Verde. Deep and rich in colour, it has a black/blue fruit intensity, damson, blueberry and black plum, a touch of clove and a whisper of iodine and leather. Filling the mouth, it has plushness and depth, but there's a peppery, lean streak of acidity that can only be found in cooler climates, giving this freshness and a certain tartness and crunch that gives a wonderfully moreish, gastronomic character too. Terrific stuff, and note that Daily Drinker members can buy with 10% off. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.

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