Dominio de Punctum – organic & biodynamic wines from Spain
Dominio de Punctum organic and biodynamic wines need to be discovered for their purity of fruit and consistent high quality. This is a selection of these wines from a family-run estate at 800 metres near Las Pedroñeras in La Mancha (around half way between Valencia and Madrid). These wines really are stunning value, and even more so in this Special Offer Case!
Domino de Punctum organic and biodynamic estate is led by Jesus Fernandez, who, together with his sisters Ruth (wine-maker) and Cristina have developed their parents’ vineyards into an organic and biodynamic Estate and Winery. It is an ideal place to grow quality vines naturally. They do not use any synthetic pesticides, herbicides on the soil, or chemicals in the winery, and all their wines have organic status. Biodynamic is a step further; they gained this added status in 2011. They harvest the grapes at night and their work in the vineyards coupled with careful winemaking produces some brilliant quality, brilliant value wines. All these wines are suitable for vegans and wine lovers seeking lower sulphite wines.
Tasting Notes will be provided with your wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (2 bottles)
Gentle aromas of pear and stone fruit with hints of newly-cut grass, lead seamlessly into pear fruit, with a touch of nectarine, litchi and light citrus. A dry, Loire-style Sauvignon Blanc with refreshing acidity and mineral hints. It has a long, smooth finish. A great aperitif and versatile with a range of foods like salads, goats cheese, fish and vegetarian dishes.
Viognier 2020 (1 bottle)
(Gold Medal Vino de La Mancha Awards 2021)
Intense peach aromas give way to an exotic palate of peach and tropical fruit, coupled with zesty acidity. A refreshing and delicious Viognier with a smooth, long finish and excellent balance. You could drink it on its own with nibbles and it is a perfect partner to a wide range of foods like shellfish, chicken, pork or rabbit dishes, tagines, Asian dishes and vegetarian dishes with sweet root vegetables. Terrific to see this wine won a Gold Medal at a recent competition.
Rosado 2020 (1 bottle)
With an abundance of strawberry fruit, and raspberry and blueberries in the background, this fresh, dry and fruity Rosé is smooth with excellent balance. Although pale in colour it has terrific, full flavours and a good prolonged taste.
This is a consistently delicious wine that knocks socks off many (more expensive) Provence Rosés. Dominio de Punctum Rosado will hit the spot where other Rosés do not tread!
You could drink this on its own, and it will partner a wide range of foods from fish, chicken to spicy dishes and salads. It is also perfect with cold Roast Turkey!
Tempranillo Roble 2020 (1 bottle)
Appealing aromas of pure blackberry and cherry fruit with hints of spice and vanilla oak; intense flavours of juicy black fruit follow on, coupled with well-judged vanilla oak and a touch of pepper and spice. this is a stylish, characterful, savoury red wine with good structure and smooth tannins. An attractive Rioja-style red with lovely balance and very good length.
After fermentation in stainless steel, it is aged for six months in American oak barrels. This wine is drinking very well now, and as similar to Rioja in style it is a perfect match with Roast Lamb, all grills and full flavoured veggie dishes, Manchego cheese and Tapas.
Graciano/Cabernet Sauvignon Roble 2019 (1 bottle)
Striking aromas of deep, dark cherry and blackcurrant, laced with a touch of leather, almonds and vanilla oak. This is followed by intense, cherry and black-fruit flavours with almond hints. This is a terrific blend of Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon with great structure, well integrated tannins and excellent depth of flavour, from its 12 months in American oak barrels.
This wine is still developing and we would recommend decanting to open it up, if you wish to drink before early Spring 2022. Medium-bodied and, like most Spanish reds it is a great food wine. A perfect match with Lamb and steak, it will also be excellent with all roasts and grills, full-flavoured chicken and vegetarian dishes and cheese.