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Fondillon Luis XIV 25 years
Fondillon Luis XIV
Spain - Valencia - Alicante

The wine is produced in the village of Cañada, in the subarea of Alto Vinalopó in the province of Alicante. Made from 100% Monastrell planted on traditional dry land as bush vines, at 550-580 meters above sea leval and enjoying a Mediterranean climate with great marine influence due to the easterly winds.

Fondillon 25 years is light brown in color with orange tile rim and medium intensity. On the nose, the warm aromas of dried fruits (hazelnuts, toasted marcona almonds) and very old noble wood stand out. In the mouth, it is almost dry, friendly and very enveloping. Its aromas of hazelnuts, cinnamon and dried figs are combined with the creamy toasts of centennial oak. Long and clean finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Alicante
Wine Type
Fortified/Dessert
Varietal(s)
100% Monastrell (Mourvedre)
Soil type
Sandy Loam with an abundance of Limestone
Vinification
Bottled in May 2020.

AGEING:
CASK NAME: Saboners.
AGEING: Aged more than 25 years (single barrel).
TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 liters) and 600 liter “pipas” barrels

ANALYSIS:
GLUCOSE AND FRUCTOSE: 45 gr/litre.
VOLATILE ACIDITY: 1,05 gr/l.
ALCOHOL: 17.2º (NO ADDED ALCOHOL).
FREE SULFITES: 14 mg/litre.
TOTAL SULFITES: 50 mg/litre.
Production
41 (9-liter cases)

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Fondillon Luis XIV 25 years - 95 PTS - DECANTER

Fondillon Luis XIV 25 years - 95 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Fondillón is an extraordinary treasure of Alicante, a rare product, made from late harvest, non-botrytised grapes, unfortified, but with a final alcohol of no less than 16%. Intense, aged, but not sweet (deliciously not more than 45g/l). Fab with cheese or dark chocolate. The wines have to be a minimum of 10 years; this release is more than 25 years. The project is a revival by David Carbonell of Vins del Comtat and two local families. Very limited quantities. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"

- Decanter (December 2021, My top 10 Spanish fine wines of 2021), 95 pts

Producer Information: Fondillon Luis XIV

Fondillon Luis XIV is made by Colección de Toneles Centenarios. 

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