In Spain’s sun-baked La Mancha, families have tended small plots of old bush vines for centuries. Usually no more than a few widely spaced rows, handed down from one generation to the next. But with people swapping country life for the city, these are in danger of being abandoned. Bodegas Fontana recognises the quality in these traditional Tempranillo vines and, as encouragement, takes care to pay the local families a little more for the grapes they produce. This way, the families will carry on nurturing the precious organic vineyards and keep the ancient wine culture alive. Great wine like this is the result. Full of rich cherry, plum and blueberry notes with aromas of herbs and spice, it’s perfect for a summer barbecue, lamb or cold cuts.