Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Castillo de Fuendejalon 3 Liter Box

This is what we were drinking a couple of weeks ago.

Castillo de Fuendejalon (Fuendeyalon)
Bodegas Aragonesas
Imported by the Marchetti Company, Scoperta Importing Co.
Spain, Campo de Borja region
3 liter box, NV
about $14 - $19
Rich and full-bodied red wine with a nice balance of fruit.

• Color: Rojo cereza picota, con ribetes de juventud, limpio y brillante.
• Aroma: Aromas de fruta roja madura, perfectamente integrado con un suave carácter balsámico y de especias.
• Boca: Equilibrado, sabroso, con taninos maduros en el paso de boca. Final potente, amplio, con nobles recuerdos aromáticos como en nariz.
Bodegas Aragonesas

From the box:
From selected grape varieties traditional to the area.
HARVEST: Second week of September
WINE MAKING: Traditional method, maceration with its skins during six days at 24C. After a deposit-maturing period the wine is aged in American oad casks for three months.
75% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo
Campo de Borja red tabel wine
Estate bottled - product of Spain
alcohol 12.5%
This is the same wine that is available in vintage dated bottles. I bought it at Surdyk's in Minneapolis for about $19, and brought it back to North Carolina. It's also available at Sam's in Chicago for about $14, and just recently was stocked at the Wine Store in Beaufort, NC.

We will definitely buy this again. The reviews and tasting notes I have found are for the vintage dated bottles, which are very popular sellers.

Dr Vino, September 9, 2005, Dr Vino's Wine Blog (2001 bottle)
But it’s not the outside that’s important since the inside holds a pleasantly oaked, medium bodied red with notes of dark fruits and violets. A blend of old vine greache and tempranillo, this wine’s packaging makes it ready to hit the road and bring to friends at the grill.

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