Bodegas Fos Baranda
Produce of: Rioja,Spain
Producer: Bodegas FOS
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Red meat, Pata Negra
The Fos winery is situated in Finca Vialba, Elciego in Rioja Alavesa. Nestled in between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Ebro River which gives this area a unique microclimate ideal for producing top quality Tempranillo. It benefits from a cooling effect from the Atlantic around 50 miles away. Vines are planted in a 20 hectare Vineyard surrounding the winery. All vines are 25 to 70 years old. Grapes and hand harvested, sorted and destemmed. Baranda is Fos’ Signature wine. Don’t be fooled by the generico green label. Like many several up-coming wineries, Fos have rejected the DOC’s rules as they feel they are holding them back from producing wines of high quality and exploiting some of the new classifications such as single vineyard Tempranillo. Also Experimenting with Amphorae and Oak casks of 500L rather than the limiting 225 Litre size. This wine was aged for 14 months in French and American oak. On the palate, it is extremely well balanced with hints of liquorice, balsamic and cocoa. Broad and with a depth of pleasure. Tim Atkin awarded this wine 93 points upon it’s release.
Wine Style : Juicy fruity reds , Silky smooth reds, Vanilla and toasty wines