FUENTESPINA SELECCIÓN 2016 IS A MONOVARIETAL RED WINE FROM THE BURGOS WINE REGION, DO RIBERA DEL DUERO, MADE 100% WITH TEMPRANILLO GRAPES THAT COME FROM VINEYARDS AVERAGING 25 YEARS OF AGE
The Avelino Vegas group is comprised of several wineries, all located in wine areas of excellence. They dedicate themselves to producing high-quality wines at affordable prices, making the group a leader in terms of sales.
The family winery of Avelino Vegas was founded in 1950 in the Segovian town of Santiuste de San Juan Bautista. It was not until 1994 that Bodegas Fuentespina was founded as a new project, merging the already existing cooperative in the town of Fuentespina with the Bodegas Avelino Vegas group.
Currently, Bodegas Fuentespina has 600 hectares of vineyards within the DO Ribera del Duero. Under a continental climate, it houses vineyards that are between 50 and 70 years old that grow on limestone and sandy soils.
Fuentespina Selección 2016 is a monovarietal red wine from the Burgos wine region, DO Ribera del Duero, made 100% with Tempranillo grapes that come from vineyards averaging 25 years of age. After harvesting the grape bunches, the must is then macerated with the skins before alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature. Then, with regards to aging, the wine rests in new French oak barrels for 16 months.
In appearance, the wine is clear, deep in intensity, cherry-coloured with violet edges and has unmistakable tears that run down the sides of the glass. On the nose, the condition is clean and the intensity of aromas is pronounced, delivering a complex range of primary, secondary and tertiary aromas. The primary aromas are of ripe red fruit such as cranberry, cherry, plum, raspberry and redcurrant. The secondary aromas come from oak and are of coffee, caramel, chocolate, charred wood, vanilla and, above all, charred aromas. There are also nuances of tertiary aromas, being meaty and of ripe or cooked red fruit.
On the palate, Fuentespina Selección 2016 is dry, medium (+) in acidity, high in tannins and medium in alcohol. It has an undeniably full body and shows a range of flavours which results in a pronounced intensity of flavours. Being relatively young, the primary flavours are still noticeable, that is, the wine shows primary flavours of red fruit such as cranberry, cherry, plum, raspberry and redcurrant. Then, as a result of being aged in French oak barrels, there are charred and roasted flavours, as well as hints of coffee, caramel, chocolate, toasted wood and vanilla. The tertiary flavours, although subtle, are beginning to develop, being of ripe or cooked red fruit, leather and meaty. The finish is long and persistent.
In conclusion, Fuentespina Selección 2016 is excellent. It is suitable to drink now, but it also has potential for ageing, in order for the tertiary aromas and flavours to develop increasing complexity. This Tempranillo, served at an optimum temperature of between 16-18ºC, would make an excellent pairing with red meats such as lamb, Iberian pork or any game meat, as well as stews, cured cheeses and charcuterie.
Address: Travesía Cascajo Primera, 09471 Fuentespina, Burgos
Telephone: +34 947 50 99 20
Fuentespina Selection 2016
Type: Red wine, 14.5% vol
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
DO Ribera del Duero
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