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Bodegas Fontana S.A (Viña Soledad S.A.)
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Rotwein 2017 D.O. Uclés Garnacha-Syrah Dominio de Fontana, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: 7.70 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #L-0308113830

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Last reviewed: 12 December, 2018
The DO area named after the municipality of the same name is located in the west of the Spanish region of La Mancha. It was only classified in 2005. The vineyards cover 1,500 hectares of vineyards in the two provinces of Cuenca and Toledo. The DO only applies to red wines that may be made from the authorised varieties Cencibel (Tempranillo), Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

See under Garnacha.

The red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological...

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