Bótijo Blanco 2017

The first wine from the Bodegas Frontonio wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott. This white wine is made from 100% Garnacha Blanca, a grape more usually associated with heavy aged Riojan Whites, with a reputation for oily, glycerin flavours. It has been stirred on lees for 3 months.

El Botijo is a limited production, micro wine straight from a garage in Valdejalon (North East Spain), made by Fernando Mora MW, Mario López and Francisco Latasa with the absolute minimum of fuss. It’s named after the ancient clay drinking water container —still used by growers to day— used for cooling water in Spain’s hot, dry climate.

This is a young wine with no ageing but will keep for a couple of years.

It has a pale gold colour and a pronounced scent of floral Jazmine, melon/luche and some citrus lime.

Not bad body for a young wine, I assume from the lees. It’s a dry wine with medium plus acidity and a reasonable finish.

The fruit/floral flavour comes across nicely, with a good lime finish. It is a relatively smooth wine with decent structure. The more I drunk it got slightly oilier.

I liked this wine. It’s a good wine for the price and has some of my favourite flavours. A great start to the tasting.

Name:Bótijo Blanco

Colour: White
Year: 2017
Grapes 100% Garnacha Blanca
Winery: Bodegas Frontonio
Country: Spain
Region: Valdejalón
Quality Classification: Indicacion Geografica Protegida
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 9€

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