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Las Alas de Frontonio La Tejera 2018

Las Alas de Frontonio La Tejera



/ 0.75 L btl

(£41.53 x12)

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry red / Bluish glints
Elegant / Higly aromatic / Spicy notes / Red berries / White pepper / Thyme / Clove / Ageing notes / Toasty notes
Fresh / Dry / Light / Refreshing acidity / Velvety tannins / Firm

Ratings and awards

201996 PK93 PN
201895 PK17 JR94 PN
201793 PN
201692 PK93 PN
201590 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

There was a big jump in quality from 2015 to 2016, and now the 2018 Las Alas de Frontonio La Tejera feels like it's also an improvement over the 2016. It was produced with a Garnacha-based field blend, as the 1.4-hectare 85-year-old vineyard where it comes from also has some Macabeo. It's a plot on clay, slate and quartzite soils at 630 meters in altitude with a northwest orientation. They used approximately 50% of full clusters for the native fermentation in open-top oak barrels, which allowed them to foot tread the grapes. The wine matured in small (550-liter) oak vats from Italy for 14 months in a cold underground cellar. This is aromatic and elegant, ethereal, perfumed—I have never noticed such elegance in this wine before. The palate is very elegant, with very fine tannins and subdued minerality, long, elegant. It has electric minerality and citrus freshness. This was a revelation, full of energy. 1,912 bottles were filled in February 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/04/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 95 PARKER

Gentle, sweet, rose-scented nose and a much less austere palate than La Cerqueta. A real charmer. Delicate with masses of personality and integrity. Very clean and appetising. Sappy and lively. Relatively light bodied.

— Jancis Robinson (21/03/2021) Vintage 2018 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

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La Tejera

Vine age80 years
SoilSlate / Quartz
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...