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Frontonio La Cerqueta Special Cuvée 2018

Frontonio La Cerqueta Special Cuvée

2018
94
PARKER
16.5++
JANCIS ROBINSON
93
PEÑÍN

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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

What does this wine taste like?

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Ruby red / Abundant tears
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Raspberry / Smoky notes / Incense / Thyme / Rosemary
Mouth
Dry / Refreshing acidity / Well-integrated tannins / Firm / Vigorous / Long

Ratings and awards

201994 PK
201894 PK16.5++ JR93 PN
201694 PK93 PN
201492 PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

This was their original top red until they started producing the single-vineyard El Jardín de las Iguales, which has had different names through the years, being mostly eponymous, but in 2016, they began adding the name of the vineyard where the grape are grown. The current release is the 2018 La Cerqueta, a pure Garnacha from a 1.18-hectare dry-farmed, head-pruned, 75-year-old vineyard at 630 meters in altitude on slate-rich soils and facing southeast. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and some 60% full clusters that were foot trodden in open-top barrels and then macerated for 47 days. The wine matured in an underground cellar in an oak foudre for 14 months. This wine and Las Alas probably show the evolution in style and the search of finesse and expression of the places better than any others. It's fresh, floral and complete, a little spicy and with lots of energy, inner strength and balance with freshness. It's clean and delicious. This is very close to La Tejera, but the two vineyards have different expressions, a little more powerful here, a little more ethereal in the case of La Tejera. 3,056 bottles were filled in February 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/04/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 94 PARKER

Transparent crimson. Warm, floral and welcoming on the nose. Then with masses of acidity and some rather burgundian flavours on the palate with lively texture. Pretty natural tasting. I think you'd probably be well advised to wait a little while for the youthful acidity to subside, however charming the nose is already.

— Jancis Robinson (21/03/2021)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2018 - 16.5++ JANCIS ROBINSON

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Vineyards

La Cerqueta

Vine age75 years
SoilSlate
YieldsVery low yields
Surface area1.00 hectares

The winery

Bodegas Frontonio

Bodegas Frontonio

Bodegas Frontonio is named after Saint Frontonio, patron saint of the north-eastern Spanish town of Epila. Legend says that after Saint Frontonio was beheaded by the Romans, his body was buried in a cemetery and his head cast into the River Ebro. Miraculously his head was found upstream on the bank of the River Jalon, close to where the Bodegas Frontonio winery is located. Exactly as they're presented, they're the wine of a particular land, the résumé of a landscape. A passion...

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