2021 Frontonio Microcosmico Garnacha

93 Points John Caro
In stock
A beautiful Grenache red from organically managed dry farmed bush vines in the steep hills of Spain's Aragon. The 50+ year old vines are on slate soils grown at 650-700m. Fermented and matured in concrete to reflects the traditional winemaking style of this region where the grape variety originates. The Microcosmico red is a wonderful balance of serious and enjoyable, with expressive red fruits set off by lively acidy and chalky tannins. Made by a qualified Master of Wine, the Microcosmico is an X factor Spanish red to chill or splash into a glass with any kind of tasty food.
$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle


Garnacha (Grenache)

Its Origins

"Bodegas Frontonio is the personal project of young gun Fernando Mora MW, hailing from the Valdejalón appellation (technically an IGP, not a DO) of Aragón. These scintillating wines are some of the very best being made today east of Rioja and west of Conca, and they’re already garnering effusive praise from both Luis Gutiérrez and Jancis Robinson. Best of all, prices are very fair for the high quality—and the quality begins in the vineyard: Mora and his team own fifty hectares of beautiful old bushvines in rocky clay-limestone selected for high altitude and north-facing exposition to emphasize freshness. And although this is Garnacha country (Aragón, in fact, is thought to be the birthplace of Garnacha), the whites are every bit as fascinating and delicious as the red." Skurnik Wines

What The Critics Say

93/100 RobertParker.com, Luis Gutierrez (2022 vintage)

"The austere red 2022 Microcósmico Garnacha has moderate ripeness and alcohol (13.5%) and very good freshness and acidity (pH 3.32 and close to six grams of tartaric acid per liter). It was cropped from 50+-year-old vines on slate soils, some eight hectares on north-facing plots at 650 to 700 meters above sea level and fermented with 40% full clusters that were foot trodden in concrete, with a maceration of around 30 days, where it also underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine matured in underground concrete vats for seven months. It has a showy nose, with ripeness but without excess; they had to discard some grapes because they had both green and raising grapes in a bunch. It has fine, chalky tannins that are abundant and crunchier and a dry, clean finish. Approximately 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled earlier, in March 2023, as they found it ready."

Variety Grenache
Region Aragon
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2023 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with LAMB
with PIZZA



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