This delicious red is from Spain’s most famous historic wine region, Rioja. Esteemed for blended and oaked aged vin de garde reds, Rioja wines feature Tempranillo, an A-list grape with deep colour, perfume, red/black fruit character and marked acidity. E Guía (say Gee-ah, with a hard ‘g’ as in gorilla) is an informal red, meant for casual dinners and belly laughs with good friends. Made in a fruit-forward style, grapes from 45-year old Tempranillo vines get a bolstering of 85 year-old white Viura grapes to create an unusual blend. Flavours of red cherries, currants, orange peel and spice, framed by light but grippy tannins and finishing bright and juicy. Friends Ignacio Uruela de la Rica and Luis Lopez Gonzales formed Finca de la Rica in 2009, committed to using old vines, wild fermentations and ultra-low levels of sulphites. Their eye-catching labels channel memories of the partners’ childhood hobbies, like the connect-the-dots game on this bottle. Pick up a pencil and have fun as you sip, or perhaps pair El Guía with a grown-up dinner of herby lamb chops and saffron pilaf.