Argentinaâ€™s wonder wine, Fuzion, already has two challengers â€“ one Spanish and the other Portuguese. Today Iâ€™ll tell you about La Casona from the south east of Spain. Itâ€™s got New World richness and ripeness but thereâ€™s also an invigorating peppery quality found in RhÃ´ne Reds. A crowd-pleaser with some traditional wine character. Really good stuff for hearty winter meals. And a great buy, just like Fuzion.
Bodegas Castano 07 â€˜La Casonaâ€™, Monastrell, Yecla, Spain
P.S. Please donâ€™t forget that the Abruzzi province of Italy has been doing $7 wonder reds long before Fuzion arrived on the market. Try Spinelli 08 Sangiovese (621961 $7.50) with your next pasta or weeknight supper.