Bodegas Fuentenarro is a family winery owned by the family Pérez Garcia. The winery is located in the municipality of La Horra, Burgos, with a long winemaking tradition in the heart of Ribera del Duero. The wines come exclusively from family owned vineyards. The youngest of these vineyards is 20 years old and the oldest 70 years, with different wines produced at each vineyard. The bodega is organic but not certified with sheep manure used for composting, the vines growing on a mixture of clay and chalk at an altitude of 800m-900m
After a manual harvest usually in the first week of October the Tinta Fina grapes are taken to the ageing cellar which is built eight metres underground ( resulting in a constant temperature throughout the year).
After a 20 day maceration the wine is fermented at 25 degrees before being aged four months ageing in medium toast oak barrels and then a further four months in bottle. The wine is unfiltered with only a gentle cold stabilization.
Deep colour, classic nose of black fruits, rose petals, sweet spice, undergrowth.. The palate is luscious, full of ripe fruits such as cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant with touches of spice, ripe tannin and fresh acidity. Subtle oaked character but very drinkable. Drink with lechazo (slow roast suckling lamb) or failing that lamb chops.
‘Medium deep colour. Blueberry and blackberry fruit, fragranced and fresh juicy, savoury. Dry, juicy, touch of vanilla and herbal scented oak, very moreish, grippy tannins, very well-balanced. Superb value for money.’ Claire O’Boyle-Gallagher