Frontón de Oro 2019 Tinto, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain - DECANTsf

Frontón de Oro 2019 Tinto, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Fronton de Oro

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Frontón de Oro 2019 Tinto, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Winemaker: Cave​: Pedro and Antonio Ramirez

Farming: Sustainable

Variety: Listán Negro and Tintilla (aka Trousseau)

Terroir: High elevation, terraced vineyards with volcanic and chalky soils. 

Vinification: Made from estate-grown Listán Negro and Tintilla, aged 3 months in mostly used American oak barrels. (About one of 8 barrels is new.)  The grapes are de-stemmed and cold-soaked for 24 hours before pressing. Vinification in stainless steel tanks, after which the wines are moved to used american oak barrels. 

Tasting Notes: Bright and acid-driven, with strong aromas of ripe strawberries, pomegranate molasses, smoked black cherries and ground sumac. Light to medoum bodied, with just a hint of tannin to accent the earhty and spicy notes of the wine. 

 

The brothers Ramirez, Pedro and Antonio, have been running Fronton de Oro since the early 2000’s. Their estate on the hills of La Lechuza, a small town on the island of Gran Canaria, was created by their dad in the 1970’s. Their vineyards are planted on some of the highest-elevation sites in Gran Canaria - many above 3,000 feet. The name of the estate “Fronton de Oro” refers to a huge rock that shines with sunlight (the one that adorns their label) known locally as “El Frontón”.


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