Bodegas Frontonio 'Microcosmico' Macabeo Vino de la Tierra de Valdejalon, Spain 2016
Frontonio Microcósmico Macabeo is named after Saint Frontonio, the patrón saint of Épila, a town in Valdejalón, North-East Spain, where it is produced. Legend has it that Saint Frontonio was beheaded by the Romans. His body was buried in a cemetery and his head was thrown into the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Miraculously, his head was later found going upstream along the banks of the River Jalón in Épila. Likewise, this limited production of “micro” wine is the result of rowing against the stream. It is also something of a miracle. It comes from a humble garage where it is made by Fernando Mora MW, Francisco Latasa and Mario López without any fuss.
Lemon green. Lemon, white flowers and grapefruit with mineral austere and restrained smoked aromatics. Harmonious concentrated palate with crisp acidity and elegant distinctive structure and moderate body. A clean dry style of an extraordinary macabeo coming from old vines and dry farming. Complex and long length.