Dominio de Punctum Roble new vintage has just arrived. A Gold medal winner and sporting a new label this year. Like 2015 vintage it is an appealing blend of Tempranillo and Petit Verdot made from organic grapes, using biodynamic practices. The 2016 vintage shows intense and spicy blackberry aromas laced with a touch of damsons and vanilla, cedary oak. This is followed by attractive and fresh blackberry and damson fruit flavours with cinnamon spice. This is a complex wine that is still developing. It has layered flavours and it is structured and savoury, with ripe tannins and will therefore be very good with food.
This is a a terrific blend, showing complexity and well integrated tannins from its six months in american oak barrels. A stylish, appealing, medium to full-bodied wine with excellent length; a star vintage in all respects.
This leans towards a soft claret in style, whilst retaining Spanish characteristics and is one of our universally popular red wines. We were not surprised to see that Domino de Punctum Roble won a Gold Medal at the Mundus vini Biofach 2019 (an International Organic Wine Competition). This wine is excellent value and will continue to develop and should be drinking well through to 2021.
This wine is made from organically and biodynamically grown grapes in the 200 hectare single-estate vineyards at 750 metres near Las Pedroñeras, (around half way between Valencia and Madrid). The grapes are night-harvested to retain their freshness.
After 8 generations as growers, in 2005 a new generation of the Fernandez family led by Jesus and his sister (and wine-maker) Ruth founded the organic Estate and Winery. With a continental climate and sandy, loam soil rich in limestone it is an ideal place to grow quality vines naturally. Dominio de Punctum 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, working with the natural rhythms of nature in a way which creates greater sustainability of the soils and the land for the longer term. They gained this added status in 2011.
Food match: Pork. Lamb and Chicken dishes, Vegetarian dishes, Pasta, Cheeses.