Dominio de Fontana Tempranillo Syrah Roble 2018
The Dominio de Fontana Tempranillo Sryah blend is a concentrated and full flavoured red with expressive notes of ripe, red berries complemented by notes of pepper, clove, and a subtle hint of vanilla.
Producer Note - Dominio de Fontana produces superb single estate wines from the DO Uclés, Central Castile. The estate is located in one of the most northern and highest areas of Central Castile, with the vineyards situated at 700 to 900 metres above sea level. The ideal growing conditions at this altitude produce wines of great purity, freshness and varietal expression. The estate is managed as an integrated ecosystem, which includes hundreds of century old Quercus oak trees, and the vines are cultivated sustainably. 50% of the vineyard is grown organically and Dominio de Fontana is working towards 100% in 1019. These are authentic wines with a sense of place and a distinctive Spanish personality.
Vineyard - This wine is produced exclusively from the selected parcels of Camino Santa Cruz & El Pozo in the Dominio de Fontana estate; in DO Uclés, Central Castile. These highaltitude vines are sustainably cultivated, without the use of pesticides and minimal treatments are employed. Each variety is carefully managed according to the different soils and growing conditions, in order to achieve perfectly balanced vines, capable of expressing both the character of the variety and the terroir.
Winemaking - The two varieties were picked, destalked and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at approximately 24°C. A post-fermentation maceration took place, with the length of time being individually tailored to the extraction level of each tank. The wines underwent full malolactic fermentation. 30% to 50% of the wine was transferred to mature in American oak barrels for four months.
Tasting Note - An opulent red that is gloriously aromatic, with expressive notes of ripe, red berries from the Tempranillo, enhanced by a touch of pepper from the Syrah, spicy cloves and a subtle hint of vanilla. Concentrated and full bodied on the palate with remarkable freshness and length.
Serving Suggestion - Superb with grilled red meats, slow roasted lamb shanks or a juicy steak.
Grape Tempranillo 60%, Syrah 40%
Winemaker: Tomás Buendía & Sam Harrop
Region: Central Castile Sub region: Uclés Country: Spain
BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3.9
Contains Sulphites: Yes