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Luis XIV Fondillon Oro 50 years NV (500ml)

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 Wine Advocate: 95 99 Points
Country:Spain
Region:Valencia
Winery:Fondillon Luis XIV
Grape Type:Mourvedre
Vintage:NV
Bottle Size:500 ml
Product Description

Luis XIV Fondillon Oro 50 years NV is made from 100 percent 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre). Only 24 9 liter cases produced.

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 50 years is mahogany in color with orange tile rim, medium layer and great density. On the nose, it has a very deep aroma of old wood, black tea and carob. In the mouth, it has a sweet entry balanced by a rich high acidity. Its aromas are long, almost eternal and very intense. It tastes like old mahogany, a very old barrel and bygone times.


Bottled in December 2019.

AGEING:
CASK NAME: Saboners.
AGEING: Aged more than 50 years (single barrel).
TYPE OF WOOD: 19th-century American oak barrels
CASK SIZE: 70 “cántaros valencianos” (805 litros).

ANALYSIS:
GLUCOSE AND FRUCTOSE: 34 gr/litre.
VOLATILE ACIDITY: 1.35 gr/l.
ALCOHOL: 16.2º (NO ADDED ALCOHOL).
FREE SULFITES: less than 10 mg/litre.
TOTAL SULFITES: 76 mg/litre.


Review:

Dark mahogany color, candied fruit aromas, fruit liqueur notes, spicy, varnish, acetaldehyde, bakery, complex. Fine solera notes, bitter flavors."

- Penin 2022, 99 pts


"The NV Fondillón Luis XIV has the subtitle Edad Superior a 50 años (over 50 years old), and it's a dark mahogany, bottled from a single barrel that has the specific profile of a very old wine greatly concentrated by age, which tends to make it similar to other very old and concentrated wines, be it a Mediterranean rancio or a very old Moscatel. It has notes of bitter chocolate, coconut and iodine, carob beans (algarroba) and some bittersweet sensations. It's dense and concentrated, and the palate is pungent, with very intense flavors and a bitter twist in the finish. This has 16.3% alcohol, 6.45 grams of acidity and 34 grams of sugar, but it comes through as very dry. The wine is long and extraordinary, but it just doesn't have any Fondillón character after decades of concentration by evaporation. The price is ludicrous. Only 435 half-liter bottles were filled in December 2019. - Luis GUTIERREZ

- Wine Advocate (September 2020), 95 pts


"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








Winery: Fondillon Luis XIV

Fondillon Luis XIV is made by Colección de Toneles Centenarios. 

Colección de Toneles Centenarios is a newly created winery (2019), based on an interesting find: the barrel room of the Ferrero winery, an old winery that produced Fondillón wine, located in the town of Cañada (Alto Vinalopó), Alicante. Twenty-five old casks were forgotten there for over 60 years. They are launching some extremely old and also extremely expensive wines. The family still has 25 hectares of vineyards, from which they have resumed producing wines destined to produce Fondillón from 2017. This is a joint venture with Vins del Comtat. No known US importer.

Fondillón is a rare and very prestigious wine. There are only 10 certified wineries and there are no cheap Fondillón.

The hectares of production are not determined, but they can only be the oldest vines, bush vines of the monastrell variety of the Alicante DOP. This DOP (one of the eldest in Spain) has 15,000 hectares of vineyards. Producers must inform the DOP before harvesting which vineyards we will allocate to Fondillón, and it is only done over the years with harvests with probable natural alcohol greater than 16% (not very common). It is exclusive from Alicante DOP.

There are only two types, "Vintage" and "Solera". Our wines are "Aged more than 25 years solera" and "aged more than 50 years solera".

Fondillón is 100% Mourvèdre. Is has a high natural acidity at 16% (like the acidity of a Madeira). Brown in color. Aromas of Sherry and Madeira, with late harvest characteristics. Flavors of plums, raisins, and Christmas. Incredible 3-minute flavor finish.


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"Mahogany color, aromas of acetaldehyde, varnish, aged wood nuances, creamy oak, candied fruit, patiserie. Powerful, flavorful, spicy, long, balanced."

- Penin 2022, 96 pts


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Luis XIV Vermut NV

Luis XIV Vermut NV is made from 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre).

Light brown color and orange tile rim, with 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.

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Residual sugar: 45 grams per liter


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Luis XIV Anforas 2021

Luis XIV Anforas  is made from 60% Monastrell, 30% Arcos and 10% Bonicaire.

Bright ruby ​​color with violet hues. On the nose it is very intense and fresh, transmitting all the varietal authenticity of the Monastrell, Arcos and Bonicaire. On the palate, the purity of the fresh fruit stands out, with a light, velvety, fluid and persistent. It is a medium-bodied wine with very fine tannins.

Especially for tapas (fried fish, salads) and rice dishes (paella, arròs al forn, rabbit and snail rice, arròs a banda, caldero ...).
Due to its delicacy, it is a very appropriate wine for different dishes. 

Review:

"This is a new dry table wine, a red blend of Monastrell, Arcos and Bonicaire grapes. The 2021 Luis XIV Ánforas is a young, juicy and fruit-driven red with moderate alcohol (13.8%) and ripeness and good freshness. It was produced in a light and approachable style, maturing it mostly in tinaja and a small part in oak. It's perfumed with notes of berries and herbs and has a medium-bodied palate with very good balance and fine tannins. Young, primary and tasty. 5,000 bottles were filled in January 2022. - Luis GUTIERREZ"

- Wine Advocate (Issue #260, April 29th 2022), 91 pts




 Wine Advocate: 91
Luis XIV Anforas 2022

Luis XIV Anforas  is made from 60% Monastrell, 30% Arcos and 10% Bonicaire.

Bright ruby ​​color with violet hues. On the nose it is very intense and fresh, transmitting all the varietal authenticity of the Monastrell, Arcos and Bonicaire. On the palate, the purity of the fresh fruit stands out, with a light, velvety, fluid and persistent. It is a medium-bodied wine with very fine tannins.

Especially for tapas (fried fish, salads) and rice dishes (paella, arròs al forn, rabbit and snail rice, arròs a banda, caldero ...).
Due to its delicacy, it is a very appropriate wine for different dishes. 

 




Luis XIV Brisat 2022

Luis XIV Brisat is made from 100 percent 100% Merseguera.

Produced from old vines Marseguera (Gobelet / bush vines) with no irrigation and planted at 540 meters of altitude. 

Intense yellow color, with orange reflections. On the nose it is very intense, with floral and fruity sensations reminiscent of a Mediterranean garden. In the mouth it has good tension, with medium tannins and very persistent aromas. Fine tannins.

It is a very intense white wine, which perfectly accompanies meat or fish-based rice dishes from Alicante, as well as different stews and seafood tapas.

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Over the years (and with some harvests remaining on the vines!), we noticed that this dream was only possible on every 4th line of vines and in a very specific aerodynamic exposure throughout the domain. It’s the price to pay for making a white sweet wine in the Côtes du Rhône! As a result, naturally, the production of this nectar is a bit secret given that we make only one barrel in the good years!

The result is surprising and incomparable. It has a tile-red color with an orange hue. On the palate it is aromatic, giving tastes of dried apricot, pineapple, and in passing, a hint of lavender honey, quince, cinnamon, caramel, pear and grilled almonds. One can appreciate it on its own which allows you to, at your ease, analyse and appreciate its varying perfumes.

Land: Slopes of Aptien cobalt or grey clay.
Maturing: 2 years in barrels
Winemaking: Harvested at up to 24° potential alcohol content. Alcoholic fermentation to 13.5% vol and 190 g/l sugar left. Fortified with SO2.
Date of Harvesting: Between the 15th Oct. and 15th Nov. Sorted three times.
To Drink: Should be served at 14°c. Bottle should be opened 30 mins before serving.

Try it at the beginning of meal with foie gras and sweet onion preserve, with parsley cheeses which are always in harmony with great liqueur wines or during dessert with dried fruit cake (apricots, figs & nuts). It can harmonise with all of the above due its lovely balance of residual sugars.


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