Grapes: 80% Tempranillo, 20% Bobal
The Fatum red wine is 80% Tempranillo and 20% Bobal, a varietal blend typical of the eastern regions of Spain. Elaborated using grapes carefully chosen for balance and acidity, and harvested at the optimal ripeness.. The fruit was sourced from low yielding, 30 year old vineyards. These vines are farmed in a traditional/sustainable manner with practically no chemical input. All fruit was hand harvested and destemmed prior to a 4 day cold soak to increase aromas and color in the finished wine. The wine was then fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 Fatum offers up a lovely and quite complex bouquet of black cherries, a touch of chicory, roasted game, lovely, sandy soil tones, smoky overtones and just a touch of tree bark in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and nicely plump at the core, with modest tannins, tangy acids and excellent length and grip on the well-balanced finish. Bobal often finishes with just a touch of backend bitterness that recalls top-end Montepulciano, and there is just a whisper of this on the finish here. This is another absolutely stellar value! 2017-2027. Jan/Feb 2017
(all stainless steel) Vivid red. Aromas and flavors of fresh red berries and candied flowers slowly develop a peppery nuance. Smooth and weightless in style, picking up an exotic and refreshingly bitter orange zest note on the back half. Closes silky and taut, showing good cling, no obvious tannins and a lingering suggestion of candied strawberry. 2017 - 2021 New Releases from Spain Part 1