Botijo Blanco 2019 - Bodegas Frontonio

Bodegas Frontonio

Botijo Blanco 2019


Great value Spanish white for those who like their wines from off the beaten track…

Bodegas Frontonio was created by three friends: winemaker Fernando Mora MW (who made his first wine in his apartment’s bathtub), the sporty oenologist Mario López (who grew up in a winery), and international business lawyer Francisco Latasa (who looks after everything else). They named their winery after Saint Frontonio, the Patron Saint of Épila. According to legend, Frontonio was beheaded by the Romans and his head was thrown into the River Ebro near Zaragoza. However, it was later found upstream on the bank of the River Jalón. Although quite a macabre story, it’s strangely fitting for a project that is also going against the current. Valdejalón does not have a Denominación de Origen classification, it is arguably the least well-known region in Aragón. These garage wines are therefore sold under the ‘Vino de la Tierra’ designation but are so much more than that classification suggests.

Botijo Blanco is a celebration of hand-harvest, dry-farmed and organic White Grenache. It was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on the lees for four months in cement tanks buried underground. What emerges has intense aromatics of lime, orange blossom and pebble beaches. That freshness and floral character continues on the palate, which has a crunchy acidity, a lemon peel zing, a chalky texture and a coastal salinity on the finish. A super-summery white wine that punches well above its price point, as the score of 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate proves.

£2.13 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3389409

Style No.: 863065

Country: Spain
Grapes: Grenache
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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