A funky name but don’t let that fool you! This little gem comes from the southeastern part of Spain, from the region of Jumilla. The Monastrell grape can grow to perfect ripe conditions in this hot climate. Vintage after vintage, the Wrongo Dongo over-delivers the goods.
Deep, dark purple colors radiate in the glass with heady aromatics of plums, blackberry and some spice notes. Plush, full flavors of more dark fruits, blueberry and licorice coat the palate, making you want to take another sip. Juicy, full-bodied and rich elements make this a real winner. This is pretty sexy stuff, especially for the price.
Pair with: beef roast, grilled skirt steak, chorizo sausage or pork tenderloin.
89 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Sourced from vines planted on limestone-dominated soil; no oak. Bright purple. Intense aromas of black and blue fruits, with a spicy overtone. Powerful, sharply delineated boysenberry and cherry flavors show very good intensity and gain sweetness with air. Closes with zesty cut, lingering spiciness and a hint of dusty tannins.