This is a NOBLE Wine, not fortified, a high alcohol content naturally achieved by the ripening of the fruit in the same strain, which favors the highest level of aromas and flavors of the MONASTRELL grape, that are nuanced during the fermentation and aging process by the “solera” system, to become in this unique winemaking jewel.
This wine requires a minimum aging of ten years in oak barrels. It is a wine covered by the Protected Designation of Origin ‘Wines of Alicante’ and it is one of the few wines in the world with its own name.
Winery: Primitivo Quiles
Brand: Fondillón Solera 1948
Type: Noble wine, not fortified
ABV: 16% vol.
Aged: Solera started in 1948
Variety: 100% Monastrell
Capacity: 75 cl
Appearance: Mahogany with orange flecks that expose their provenance of red wine.
Nose: It has an intense aromas between raisin, balsamic and typical noble woods. When we oxygenate in the glass, the wine offers nuances of its extensive aging, roasted, dried fruit and nuts crisp.
Palate: In the palate offers a perfectly balanced slightly sweet taste for its good acidity with roasted tannins.
Pairing: Excellent for appetizers, desserts or desktop with dried fruits, nuts, blue cheese, nougat, pasta or pastries, etc..
Best served at: 16 – 18ºC
TWA scored 93 points Robert Parker in 2008.
Great Gold Medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy Berlin (Germany) in 2011.
Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate:
“The 1948 Fondillon Gran Reserva is drawn from a solera begun in 1948 but the wine is not fortified. Dark amber/brown in color, it has aromas reminiscent of an Amontillado sherry including almonds, ginger, dates, and assorted dried dark fruits. It finishes sherry-like but without the alcohol and the bite. There is nothing else quite like this uniquely styled dry wine.”
Los Arráez Arcos red wine paired with Mediterranean food, rice, white meat, fish, etc. Its freshness, lightness and balance, it has a great versatility showing the natural characteristics of a forgotten variety that we are gradually revaluing.