Dominio de Punctum Tempranillo/Petit Verdot is a juicy, stylish characterful red wine. It is both organic and biodynamic with appealing violets, blackberry and spice aromas. The flavours are fresh and layered with black cherry fruit, pomegranate and hints of liquorice and cinnamon spice. It is structured and savoury with ripe tannins. Overall, this is an interesting medium-bodied red with excellent length and balance.
What stands out in all the Dominio de Punctum wines is their full, fresh fruit flavours. This wine 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 this wine won a Bronze Medal at the Challenge Millesime Bio 2019 (an International Organic Wine Competition). The addition of Petit Verdot grapes gives this wine a refreshing structure and character; something a bit different from Spain and excellent value.
A must try wine! What more can we say, this really is finesse at great value. If you find this wine in other UK independent merchants it will be well over £10!
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. If you would like to know more about the difference between organic and biodynamic practices, please read our short blog.
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: Pasta, Cheeses, Grills.