Primitivo Quiles "Fondillón" Gran Reserva
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Organic

Primitivo Quiles "Fondillón" Gran Reserva

Item # 22206 750mL

The Fondillón is a noble dessert wine from the Alicante in Spain. It is more dry than sweet as the sugar has resolved with age. Fondillón is a wine that has achieved its high alcohol content naturally and must be made with 100% Monastrell grape from Alicante. Aged in a solera that started in 1948.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

Brilliantly residing somewhere between Sherry and Madeira (in terms of style) this wine is as delicious as it is intriguing! From extremely ripe monastrell grapes this wine achieves 16% alcohol without the need for fortification. During the aging process The deep red hue dissolves into a deep tawny brown colour. The wine is deep and rich, with notes of dried figs, dates and nuts, This old school oxidative, solera aged Spanish wine is for those looking for both an adventure and to be lulled into delight!

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Glossary

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Alicante

The picturesque city of Alicante in the Valencia region of Spain has a vibrant tourism industry - which makes it all the more surprising that its wines are so little known outside of Spain. The region, lying on the southeastern border, produces a great variety of wines - from light and fruity whites to oak-aged Cabernet. It can also claim some of the best Moscatels in the country, as well as a unique rancio wine made from sun-dried Monastrell grapes called Fondillon.

Monastrell

A Spanish synonym for the dark-skinned Mourvèdre grape.


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