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Frontonio
Microcósmico

Macabeo 2016

DESCRIPTION

Frontonio Microcósmico Macabeo 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

Lemon green. Lemon, white flowers and grapefruit with mineral austere and restrained smoked aromatics. Harmonious concentrated palate with crisp acidity and elegant distinctive structure and moderate body. A clean dry style of an extraordinary macabeo coming from old vines and dry farming. Complex and long length.

INFORMATION

Winery
Epilense de Vinos y Viñedos

Winemaker
Fernando Mora MW y Mario López

Apellation
IGP Valdejalón (Aragón)

Alc/Vol
14%

Type of wine
White wine

Bottles
6000

Vintage
2016

Vines
100% Macabeo