This is a delightfully fresh Airén Chardonnay from Bodegas Fontana and a high up family vineyard in La Mancha. It’s so remote, there’s no chance of irrigation. All the better for flavour in the wine – it’s bright and lime fresh with crisp pear notes.
Bodegas Fontana is a central Spain winery that specialises in rescuing ancient plots of vines in danger of being abandoned. These vines tend to be so old that yields are minimal, so growers find they are not usually economically viable. But Bodegas Fontana steps in, paying growers a premium for the grapes as they make such great wine, and everyone’s happy! The dry, windswept conditions mean vines stay healthy, so can be treated organically. This appetising white combines Spain’s most widely planted white grape, Airén (aka Viura, the grape behind white Rioja too) with Chardonnay. A great balance of limey zip and the latter’s rounded apple character. Easy going and versatile, it's great solo or with lighter dishes, salad or seafood.
"Delicious! Very smooth. Brought it to a party and it was enjoyed by all!"
5-Star Online Review For the 2017 vintage
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