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Frontonio

Garnacha 2016

DESCRIPTION

Frontonio is named after Saint Frontonio, the patrón saint of Épila, a town in Valdejalón, North-East Spain, where it is produced. Legend has it that Saint Frontonio was beheaded by the Romans. His body was buried in a cemetery and his head was thrown into the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Miraculously, his head was later found going upstream along the banks of the River Jalón in Épila. Likewise, this limited production of “micro” wine is the result of rowing against the stream. It is also something of a miracle. It comes from a humble garage where it is made by Fernando Mora MW, Francisco Latasa and Mario López without any fuss.

TASTING NOTES

Medium garnet. Refined red cherry, rose petals and prune aromas with balsamic and laurel notes. Cinnamon, black pepper and butter scotch coming from Allier barrel ageing for 11 months. Dry, refreshing acidity and integrated alcohol with velvety tannins. Long length, great balanced fruit with toasty notes, intense and extremely complex.

INFORMATION

Winery
Epilense de Vinos y Viñedos

Winemaker
Fernando Mora MW y Mario López

Apellation
IGP Valdejalón (Aragón)

Alc/Vol
14%

Type of wine
Red wine

Bottles
1160

Vintage
2016

Vines
100% Garnacha