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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

The good life in Fontanars dels Alforins

The winemaking area boasts high prestige and undergoes a major boost for the new generations, who have managed to construct high quality villas, such as Los Olivos

Enjoying a house in the countryside is a way of improving quality of life. The days pass by in the most pleasant way, under the shade of an olive tree, with the riveting view of the vineyard countryside, but from the comfort of an estate with all kinds of benefits, in an exclusive area.  Los Olivos in Fontanars is a high standard property.  It is situated in a incomparable setting, as it is the town of Fontanars del Alforins, which enjoys spacious natural environments and areas of well-established cultivation, as well as a soft and pleasant climate all year round.  At the same time, the house has all the amenities to enjoy both the interior of the property and the exterior, and becomes the perfect spot for family gatherings.

Fontanars is a town of around 1000 inhabitants, located within the province of Valencia, inside the region of Vall d’Albaida.  It is a winery land, of deep-rooted agricultural tradition, but all this exists without the loss of the Mediterranean lifestyle.  The town, next to La Font de la Figuera and Moixent, creates what is known as Terres dels Alforins, a valley filled  with wineries that has no reason to envy Italian Tuscany or the French countryside. Here, not only is the climate admirable, but there is also extensive surface space for cultivation, thanks to the new generations revitalising the natural heritage in the area.

This spot has experienced an upturn in the wine-making activity during the last 30 years, on account of the young farmers with training in oenology. In 2009 they decided to represent themselves in the association of Terres del Alforins. It can be said of the farmers that, not only are they better trained, but also that they opt for organic wines to preserve the natural wealth of the area and that they have been able to promote wine tourism, highlighting the value of their historic constructions and the archaeological remains. Gastronomy has also been enhanced, with basic Mediterranean diet products, such as olive oil, dried fruits and good wine.

Les Terres dels Alforins flaunt a high standard of winegrowing, known by the annual guide by Robert M. Parker, who represents one of the most important indicators in the world of wine.  In its latest edition, the American critic awards an outstanding critique to 24 wines of the area, which is one of the highest concentrations in the world. All this makes the investment in wineries and vineyards in the area more interesting, where such popular varieties are cultivated such as the Monastrell, Garnatxa and Tempranillo grape, without forgetting the native Verdil or French varieties such as Merlot. The area has an optimum climate for vine and boasts a gentle terrain.

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