Oveja Blanca Muscat 2016

£8.78 £9.75

If Spanish wine regions were bands, you could say that Rioja is Dire Straits - nobody's going to argue if you put Sultans of Swing on and nobody is going...

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If Spanish wine regions were bands, you could say that Rioja is Dire Straits - nobody's going to argue if you put Sultans of Swing on and nobody is going to argue if you bust out some velvety Rioja. But... sometimes you want something a bit more, ooh, Leftfield?


In that case, Release the Pressure with Oveja Blanca Muscat - it's from that least classic of regions, Uclés, from cool vineyards at 700-900 metres altitude. Like Leftfield's tribal rhythms and canopy of electronic weirdness, this is vivifying in its freshness, interweaving lychees, grapefruit and rose petals. If this doesn't get you to your feet, nothing will.


Based in Castilla la Mancha, Central Spain, Fontana Bodegas owns 600 and manages 400 hectares of high-altitude, sustainably farmed vineyards. The wines from Uclés, which include Oveja Tinta, are grown at a height of 700-900 metres. The winemaking team of oenologist Tomás Buendia and Master of Wine Sam Harrop aim to produce wines that offer an interesting modern take on local wine traditions, giving both a sense of place and remarkable value.


Fontana manages its estates sustainably, applying technology judiciously where it is felt to make a contribution to more responsible agriculture, and where it will help to craft more authentic and expressive wines.


This is an elegant example of Dry Muscat, showing the freshness and balance of high altitude vineyards. Pale, bright yellow, intensely aromatic and expressive on the nose, with aromas reminiscent of lychees, grapefruit and rose petals. Light bodied and very fresh on the palate, the intense fruit perfectly balanced by the crisp acidity and a dry, mineral finish. A great aperitif and alternative to more mainstream grape varieties, to match dishes with personality.


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£4.95

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Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.