January Wine of the Month

Blog, Wines 28 December 2018 Published by Ruth Benney

Dominio de Fontana Tempranillo Cabernet Crianza

January conjures up images of wild walks followed by cosy pub meals next to a roaring fire. This is the ultimate winter warmer wine. A rich Rioja-style red made from 70% Tempranillo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highly talented winemakers at Bodegas Fontana. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months adding a toasty richness and flavours of vanilla and spice. It is produced in Uclés, in the central Castille region of Spain, about an hour’s drive west of Madrid.

The team at Fontana work in a truly inter-disciplinary way, integrating every decision from vineyard to market and combining a deep understanding of the Castillian soils with a global outlook.  Their aim is to produce interesting wines that represent a modern take on the local winegrowing traditions, conveying a true sense of place while always offering outstanding quality and value.

Fontana manages its estates sustainably and has integrated ecosystems, taking advantage of the low levels of disease in this dry, continental climate.  No pesticides are used, organic manure is the only fertilizer applied and weed control is done by light, superficial tilling. Deep garnet in colour with powerful and complex aromas combining the ripe berry notes of the Tempranillo grape with the robust cassis of the Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant and sophisticated wine with a velvety texture, great depth and lingering finish.

Their wines are suitable for vegans so why not give it a try in Veganuary! Speak to our Telesales department to order at the promotional price of £5.95* a bottle.

*Freetrade customers only.
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