In the province of Cuenca: The area of Baja Alcarria has an average altitude of 850 metres above sea level, fresh and deep soil, relatively high rainfall and noticeable differences in day/night summer temperatures. The cultivation of Tempranillo grapes, in unirrigated soil, offers exceptional quality. Mature and intense in aroma, colour and flavour.
In the province of Toledo: The area of Mancha Alta has an altitude of 750 above sea level, deep but sandy soil, medium rainfall and is warmer, allowing the cultivation of all red varietals of quality. The vineyards growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo grapes are perfectly suited to low production but have the necessary characteristics that equate to quality.
All of the vineyards use the trellis system and have an average planting of between 1,500 and 2,500 vines per hectare. In this way, the winery can take advantage of the natural environment and the possibility of mechanical harvesting, with the aim of improving the quality.
Bodegas Fontana has vineyards and innovative facilities that have attained well-deserved recognition in just over ten years. Production is characterized by the use of the trellis system of supporting the vines and by the fact that a total of 350 of the 500 hectares are given over to Tempranillo grapes. Therefore, 80% of total production revolves around Tempranillo.
The vineyards of Bodegas Fontana have also achieved the successful cultivation of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Moscatel grapes, knowingly distributed in terms of soil conditions and micro-climates. These grapes complement certain types of blended wines, in which Tempranillo dominates.
The various varietals have been thoughtfully distributed in terms of the most suitable micro-climates and soil conditions, in order to obtain maximum quality.
The distribution in relation to the type of grape is as follows:
• Tempranillo: 350 hectares.
• Merlot: 35 hectares.
• Cabernet Sauvignon: 35 hectares.
• Syrah: 30 hectares.
• Sauvignon Blanc,
• Verdejo and Moscatel (small grapes): 50 hectares.