Dominio de Fontana Roble, Uclés, Tempranillo Syrah 2017

Dominio de Fontana Roble, Uclés, Tempranillo Syrah 2017


A smooth and full flavoured red with expressive notes of ripe morello cherry complemented by notes of pepper, clove, and a subtle hint of vanilla.

Add To Cart

Vintage - 2017

Country - Spain

Region - Central Castile

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 78%, Syrah 22%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Dominio de Fontana produces superb single estate wines from the DO Uclés, Central Castile. The estate is located in one of the most northern and highest areas of Central Castile, with the vineyards situated at 700 to 900 metres above sea level. The ideal growing conditions at this altitude produce wines of great purity, freshness and varietal expression. The estate is managed as an integrated ecosystem, which includes hundreds of century old Quercus oak trees, and the vines are cultivated sustainably. 50% of the vineyard is grown organically and Dominio de Fontana is working towards 100%. These are authentic wines with a sense of place and a distinctive Spanish personality

2017 was a year of very low rainfall. Some sporadic showers took place in the early autumn, but no rain fell during the spring or summer growing season. Spring frosts did not occur. The high temperatures and absence of rain resulted in the earliest harvest in these vineyards producing grapes of an excellent concentration, albeit with significantly reduced yields. It was the smallest harvest so far and the earliest in DO Uclés.

This wine is produced exclusively from the selected parcels of Camino Santa Cruz & El Pozo in the Dominio de Fontana estate; in DO Uclés, Central Castile. These highaltitude vines are sustainably cultivated, without the use of pesticides and only minimal treatments are employed. Each variety is carefully managed according to the different soils and growing conditions, in order to achieve perfectly balanced vines, capable of expressing both the character of the variety and the terroir.

The two varieties were picked, destalked and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at approximately 24°C. A post-fermentation maceration took place, with the length of time being individually tailored to the extraction level of each tank. The wines underwent full malolactic fermentation. 30% to 50% of the wine was transferred to mature in American oak barrels for four months.

An opulent red that is gloriously aromatic, with expressive notes of ripe, red berries from the Tempranillo, enhanced by a touch of pepper from the Syrah. Concentrated and full bodied on the palate with elegant spicy notes of clove, a touch of vanilla and remarkable freshness and length.Superb with grilled red meats, slow roasted lamb shanks or a juicy steak.