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FYI, Red Blend

FYI … this wine is mouth-watering… FYI this wine is crafted by a family that still owns the 345 plus year old home & birthplace of the Solís wine making traditions located south of Madrid in Valdepeñas. Felix Solis was Fast Young and Intense while establishing the family’s commitment to extend wine culture to the world not just Spain. By creating Flavorful, Yummy and Interesting wines the Solis wine portfolio is amongst the world’s most prestigious and awarded. Fast forward to today and the Solis brands are sold across the globe. So, we encourage you to learn more about the 100% family owned business responsible for producing this awesome wine.

Variety
Tempranillo and Syrah
Style
Still Wine.
Alcohol Graduation
14%
Serving Temperature
Between 15º and 18ºC.
 

Region

Tempranillo is the most cultivated grape in Spain. It is also known as the grape for 1,000 wines, because it produces very different wines in the different regions. This young red wine, with a short barrel aging, is made with grapes from this variety of old vines in the North of Spain and younger vines in the Center-South of the Peninsula. The Syrah grape grown in the Center-South of the country provides deep aromas and structure.

Tasting Notes

Cherry red color, medium-high layer and compact edging. Aromatic, elegant with good intensity. Memories of ripe black fruit, scrubland, balsamic. Background with touches of noble leather and vanilla. In the mouth it is complex, broad, alive. In the mouth, the fruity, mineral notes stand out, on fine sensations of cocoa. Persistent and elegant finish.

Food Pairing

A treat to drink on its own or perfect to pair with lamb and cheese, particularly blue cheese.

Technical Information

The object of the coupage is to obtain a different and special wine, using the Tempranillo and Syrah varieties of several Spanish viticultural origins, which provide their own particularities. The grapes come from old vines and are collected manually. The vinifications are made in stainless steel tanks for 10-14 days with controlled temperatures of 26-28ºC. The wine remains in American oak barrels for 3-4 months until the end of the malolactic fermentation. After determining the mixture and the wines are assembled.

Awards

90 POINTS
2018 James Suckling, Tasting: FYI Red Blend
GOLD MEDAL & BEST BUY
2018 Tastings: 92 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional: FYI Red Blend
SILVER
2018 WSWA Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition Award: : FYI Red Blend
89 POINTS
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge: FYI Red Blend