Mysterious Organic Stuff

October 30, 2007

I admit I generally dislike organic wine. This is in spite of the fact that I vastly prefer organic food to generic stuff you get in supermarkets. The reason I dislike organic wine is because I have never had a decent one out of about 15-20 kinds I tried, ranging from well known labels such as Bonterra to obscure ones from unknown (at least to me) French regions. They were all extremely mediocre at best.

So the other day we are shopping at this organic store, Napos Oldal, in Budapest and there is a wine rack full of wines I have never seen before. Just for sh**s and giggles I figured I would pick up the cheapest bottle and if it tasted vile I would just pour it down the drain. I proceeded to pick up the bottle without even really reading the label. When I got home, I found out that the wine is non-vintage!!! A great place to start I thought to myself…

So one night I pulled the cork on this beast called not sure what. The only thing written on the label is Roble Camino. I guess Roble means oak and indicates that the wine spent some time in oak, but not enough to be labeled crianza (which is aged at least 6 months in oak and a total of 2 years). Don’t ask me about the varietal, I have no clue, but low and behold, the wine was OK. It was one of the better, if not the best organic wines I have had. It was smooth, with a touch of oak, very nicely flowing, not much complexity, but definitely did not stop early on the finish. While I would not call this great wine, it was one of the biggest surprises this year. I would buy it again but the store no longer carries it.

Name: No clue 😉

Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Body: Light to Medium

Price: approx. 7 euros

Got it at: Napos Oldal, Budapest, Hungary

Roble Camino