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Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha 2018

Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha

2018
Valdejalón (Spain)
92+
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Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha is named after Saint Frontonio, patron saint of the north-eastern Sp...

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£10.54

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha 2018

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha is named after Saint Frontonio, patron saint of the north-eastern Spanish town of Epila where it is produced. 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.

Going against the grain, in much the same way as Sant Frontonio's head floated upstream, Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha eschews the prevailing current tendency for over-extracted wines and, instead, displays the fresher side to the Grenache variety. Every sip delights with the expressiveness of wild fruit flowing over the cracked grey slate of its vineyards in the cool climate found at altitudes of 700 metres.

The fruit is fermented with 10% of whole bunches in the mix and matured mainly in concrete vats, with just a small amount of wine being aged in 500-litre wooden barrels. The result is a precise, floral, fragrant and elegant red wine, proudly and openly displaying the honest character of Grenache. Fine tannins cover a subtly lactic background. Aromas of forest floor and wild red fruits blend with a pinch of white pepper to give it a stylish austerity and irresistible rusticity. The lively energy of its soil is enjoyed in every sip and lingers until the wine's aftertaste, when wild aromas and the delicacy of Grenache skins return.

Thanks to the decision of the Master of Wine (one of the top international distinctions awarded in the wine world) Fernando Mora and his friends and partners to work in the historic but, at that time, largely-forgotten winemaking area of Valdejalón, we can now take delight in splendid wines such as this Frontonio Microcósmico Garnacha.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Roasted duck / Iberian pork secreto

Vineyard

  • Soil:Slate

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood / Concrete
  • Ageing period:10 months

Tasting notes

  • ViewGarnet / Pale
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Spicy notes / Mineral notes / Strawberries / Raspberry / Fruit aromas / White pepper
  • Mouth:Complex / Dry / Long / Good acidity / Vigorous / Refreshing / Fine tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

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by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12 Jun) - Vintage 2016

Great Garnacha

Red fruit, pepper and tabacco , juicy rich dry smooth and nice acidity to finish

by: Iván Avatar Gonzalo (05/05/2019) - Vintage 2016

Interesante

Vino sencillo y fácil de beber. No diría que es uno de los mejores de su categoría, y posiblemente le falte un poco de fuerza para poder acompañar sabores intensos en la comida.

by: Marta y Jorge (18/04/2018) - Vintage 2015

Excelente relación calidad-precio

Nos lo dieron a probar en el restaurante Duque en Medinaceli y fue una sorpresa maravillosa, como el resti de la velada

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