Frontonio Telescópico 2017
19.10€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The red 2017 Telescópico Garnacha Tinta & Garnacha Peluda has a mixture of biotypes of Garnacha (Fina and Peluda) sourced from old vineyards in the middle and higher-altitude parts of the villages of Alpartir and Morata de Jalón on a mixture of slate and limestone soils. It's a change. The year was marked by terrible frosts in April, and the rest of the season was warm and dry, so yields were low. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and around 25% full clusters in open-top fermenters and concrete vats with manual punch-downs and a maceration of 35 days. It matured in 500-liter oak barrels and 2,500-liter oak foudres for 13 months. This wine has changed a lot, its origin and its élevage; it's fresher and has less oak, almost as if it were a completely new wine. It's floral and expressive; Garnacha Peluda has more tension and acidity, a little more rusticity, that adds to this blend. Very fresh and relatively light for a year like 2017. 12,300 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019.
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