Frontonio Telescopico Garnacha 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.
Medium garnet. Vibrant red cherry and blueberries and minerality. Toasted cedar aromas coming from 2nd year French barrels for 8 months. MLF done in concrete vessels. Dry, fresh acidity, firm ripe tannins, multilayered flavours and integrated alcohol. Long length, with spiced complex nose and vivid persistent palate.
Epilense de Vinos y Viñedos
Fernando Mora y Mario López
IGP Valdejalón (Aragón)
Type of wine