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Fronton de Oro Canary Island Tinto 2016

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    Cherry red color with a violet rim of medium intensity, the Canary Island Tinto is clean and shiny. On the nose, the wine shows strong aromas of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry) accompanied by notes of oak from its time spent in barrels. In the mouth, the wine enters softly, evolving with finesse and balance. The finish is smooth with a pleasant bitterness and a long persistence that emphasizes the varietal characteristics of black tea, lavender, and a touch of smoke.

    Enjoy this wine with grilled octopus, or with orange-glazed salmon.

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    Bodega Fronton de Oro, Spain
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    In 1977, D. Antonio Ramírez bought a small piece of land in the hills of La Lechuza (a small town on the island of Gran Canaria) known locally as "El Frontón", where he planted some vegetables and vines for the family’s needs. In 1999 his two sons, Pedro and Antonio, decided to bottle some wine to sell locally. The vineyards are high-elevation– many above 1,000 meters – and in many cases on terraced slopes.
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    Set of islands off the coast of Morocco and south of Madeira that host a wide range of indigenous and unique grape varieties. Soils are volcanic and recent subsidies from the local government has led to a revival of the islands’ old vines.

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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