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 and Mario López without any fuss.
Deep garnet. Refined black cherry and prune aromas with balsamic and minty 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.
Epilense de Vinos y Viñedos
Fernando Mora y Mario López
IGP Valdejalón (Aragón)
Type of wine