Colección de Toneles Centenarios Fondillón Luis XIV 50 Anos

245.00 202.48
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Alicante
Winery Colección de Toneles Centenarios
Grape Monastrell Mourvedre
Content (Alc) 0.5 ltr (16%)
Drink window 2020 - 2035
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The Colección de Toneles Centenarios company was born from an extraordinary treasure: the barrel room of the Ferrero wineries, an old wine-producing winery in Alicante, located in the city of Cañada, Alicante. They found 25 old barrels that have been forgotten for more than 60 years. The barrels contained extremely old and also extremely expensive wines. Only 435 half liter bottles of this unique wine were filled and packed in an individual wooden box. The main cap is made of tinted wood with extra natural cork pin. The barrel from which it was bottled is from Saboners older than 50 years (single barrel) and is 19th century American oak.

Subtitled Edad Superior a 50 años (over 50 years old), NV Fondillón Luis XIV is a dark amber wine bottled from one cask with the specific profile of a very old wine. It has notes of bitter chocolate, coconut and iodine and some bittersweet sensations. It is dense and concentrated, and the taste is sharp, fresh, with very intense flavors and a bitter twist in the aftertaste. This has 16.3% alcohol, 6.45 grams of acidity and 34 grams of sugar, but it comes across as very dry with an impressive freshness for a wine over 50 years old. The finish is extremely long and extraordinary, and after decades of concentration through evaporation, it has a completely unique character for a Fondillón character. A Fondillon is one of the most important historical wines that has the oxidative effect of a sherry and the fresh sweetness of port, but with a very big difference, which is that a Fondillón may not have added alcohol as is the case with Port.

Fondillón's 4 characteristics:
- Denomination of Origin Alicante.
- Monastrell grape.
- Minimum of 10 years aging and aging in oak barrels
- Minimum of 16º or natural alcohol, never added alcohol.

The Fondillón comes from the Alicante region and thus has naturally reached its high alcohol content and belongs to one of the most important historical wines in Europe. It should only be made with 100% Monastrell grape from Alicante. That high natural alcohol is achieved through the ripening of the grapes on the vine itself, which promotes both the highest level of aromas and flavors of the Monastrell grape, passing through the "solera" system during the fermentation and aging process. Through this system, during bottling, a portion of each barrel is tapped to the next, filling the decay with old wine from the best selection of Monastrell grape, the main variety of Alicante. The production and aging is done with all the care and attention that a noble wine requires.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Alicante
Winery Colección de Toneles Centenarios
Grape Monastrell, Mourvedre
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2035
Alcohol % 16
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.5 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine Yes
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden
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