Fondillón Gran Reserva 1987
Name wine: Fondillón Gran Reserva 1987
Winery: Bodegas Salvador Poveda, D.O. Alicante
Used on event: Vino Valencia Wine Night at Tahine, January 20, 2010
- Sold in these shops:
- Carrefour – €
- El Corte Inglés – €
- El Mostagan – 36,00€ (1980)
- Las Añadas de España – €
- Vine de Vins – 32,50€
Everyone lucky enough to live in the Comunidad Valenciana and to have easy access to this Fondillón should make a point of always having a bottle in the house to offer friends and relatives. They will probably never have heard of this once world-famous Alicante wine (more info at Catavino.net).
It is largely thanks to this bodega that Fondillón didn’t disappear altogether, as the father of the current generation of Povedas was instrumental in rescuing and recovering it.
Your guests will be delighted to try this amazing old wine, unique to Alicante, made from overripened Monastrell grapes that then spend decades in huge wooden barrels, gaining complexity while losing sweetness and colour, to turn into this amber-red gem.
This is history in a glass.
Vino Valencia Tasting Notes
Appearance: Shifts between a violet and amber colour from one minute and angle to the next.
Nose: Amazingly potent aroma, raisins, dried peaches, caramel, a touch of smokiness and leather.
Palate: Tastes sweet, but with a touch of acidity, too, along with a rich background of toasted wood, dried fruits again, with a wonderfully lingering presence in the mouth.
Tahine food thoughts: another unorthodox inspiration to go with this aged, oxidized yet sweet wine, in the shape of cured salmon.