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 for old vines, harvesting by hand, minimal intervention, garage wines. Frontonio is a new project run by three friends from Aragon, Fernando Mora, Master of Wine, Mario López, oenologist at Bodegas Borsao, and Francisco Latasa, lawyer and international business expert. Fun, passionate people who are lucky enough to be involved in what they like most, fine wine. We're lucky too, as we can enjoy it.
The Frontonio team is aiming to put on the map the Valdejalón region and its vineyards, mainly planted with old Garnachas. They're doing so with a very extensive and complex wine range: wines from a municipality, the Microcósmico, wines based on the premier cru concept, the Telescópico, and the pure and simple Frontonio, corresponding to single estate Garnachas.