Located in the center of the triangle formed by Campo de Borja, Cariñena and Catalayud, Valdejalón is probably the most unknown wine region of Aragón. Although it is not recognized as a D.O. its wines are indicative of the terroir, and corresponds to a PGI. That is why this small project is so important: it has been created to recover the old Garnacha vines of the region.
Behind Bodegas Frontonio are the Master of Wine Fernando Mora, winemaker Mario López, and lawyer Francisco Latasa (a expert in international trade). The wines are made in Mario’s small family winery in Épila, located behind the store where his mother still
sells wine in bulk. The project takes the name of San Frontonio, the patron of the village, who was beheaded by the Romans. It is said that his head was thrown into the Ebro and later found upstream. Going against the current is a theme that parallels the vision of Bodegas Frontonio.
Fernando and Mario work directly on 25 HA and buy additional grapes from third parties. The majority of their vineyards are located in the surroundings of Épila, on the left bank of the river where the soil is predominantly calcareous clay. The remaining parcles are further to the west in Jarque, where the soil is dominated by red slate. They are all situated in an area of extreme temperatures and with low rainfall rates of around 300 liters/year. Total production us below 1000 cases, and includes an extensive range with several vineyard-designate wines. Fermentations take place in a combination of barrel and stainless steel and cement tanks.
“This is currently one of the most exciting
projects in the whole of Aragón.”
-- Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate June 30th, 2017
2015 MICROCÓSMICO BLANCO 92 WA
2015 MICROCÓSMICO TINTO 91 WA
2015 TELESCÓPICO BLANCO 91 WA
2014 TELESCÓPICO GARNACHA 91 WA
2015 TELESCÓPICO CARIÑENA 92 WA