So at the Frontonio Tasting I was told that Carignan can be a difficult grape to grow as it produces high tannins, acidity and alcohol levels. I personally found it super fruity with none of the usual bitterness I associate with tannins. It seems Wine Folly agrees with me describing this wine as one that … Continue reading The Carignan Grape
The final wine from the Bodegas Frontonio wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott. Another red wine from the the Frontonio collection this time. Made from 100% Carignan grape it has been aged for 14 months in wood barrels to reduce the high tannin, acidity and alcohol levels this grape produces. It has an inky dark … Continue reading Frontonio Telescópico Carignan 2016
With a reputation for aromatic, cherry flavoured Garnacha red wines I can see 'The Empire of Garnacha' becoming one of my favourites denominaciones in Spain. Click on the link below for Wine-Searcher.com’s views on D.O. Campo de Borja. Then click on the image below to check out the D.O. Campo de Borja website.
The third wine from the Bodegas Frontonio wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott and our first red wine if the night. It is one if Frontonio's newest wine from land recently obtained in the D.O. Campo De Borja. All the Borja wines are made underground in a cave (la cueva de Arom) and have names … Continue reading Cuevas de Arom Pedra Forca 2016
In honour of Monday’s wine (Bótijo Blanco) which was a rather nice Garnacha Blanca, here is an article from Spanishwinelover.com about the renaissance of this lovely grape variety here. GoSpain! Click on the image below to open the full article.
The second wine from the Bodegas Frontonio wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott. Another white from the Frontonio collection this time, named after the patron saint of Épila a town in Valdejalón where the wine is from. Made primarily from Macabeo with small amounts of Viognier. This wine is not matured in wood but has … Continue reading Frontonio Microcósmico 2018
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 … Continue reading Bótijo Blanco 2017
Bodegas Frontonio is a very recent Bodega set up by Fernando Mora MW, Fransisco Latasa and Mario. Fernando is one of only 5 Masters of Wine in Madrid. He was originally an aeronautical engineer with little interest in wine. Then one year his wife gave him a wine tasting for his birthday and from that … Continue reading Bodegas Frontonio
Interesting article on how Spain classifies its wines from winescholarguild.org. Click on the image below to open the full article.
The final wine at a tasting for costawomen.com at Madrid & Darracott lesser known wine regions tasting. This red wine is from one of my favourite regions and grape varieties: Bierzo and Mencía respectively. From the Rodriguez Sanza cellar, this is one of their estate wines made from 100% Mencía and aged in 300l French … Continue reading Vitis Extrema