Alicante's hidden treasure – Fondillón

Brotons Fondillon warehouse in Alicante

Here's a magnificent wine that deserves UNESCO World Heritage status, argues Ferran, who gives his first-ever perfect score to one of them, the wine in question being shown below (the browner one), shared with Nick and me in Barcelona recently. 

The Fondillon to which Ferran Centelles gave a score of 20 out of 20, tasted in Barcelona in July 2019

For a long time I have wanted to visit and discover for myself a region where one of Spain’s most mysterious wines is made: Fondillón. I was not wrong, and what comes next is a chronicle and critique of one of the most unusual and rare wines on the planet. 

Alicante is a well known tourist city in the south-east of...