Fronton de Oro Tinto Tradicional Gran Canaria
A blend of Tintilla and Listán Negro raised for three months in used barrels.
In 1977, D. Antonio Ramírez bought a small piece of land in the hills of La Lechuza (a small town on the island of Gran Canaria) known locally as “El Frontón”. There he planted some vegetables and vines for the family’s needs. In 1999 his two sons, Pedro and Antonio, decided to bottle some wine to sell locally. The vineyards are high-elevation – many above 1,000 meters – and in many cases on terraced slopes.
Fronton de Oro Tinto is a young red wine from Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. This is a fresh and spicy blend of Listan Negro and Tintilla. Volcanic minerality supports juicy fruit character with spicy black pepper in the background.
A wine this exotic calls for a meal to match. Options like smoked goat neck with coconut rice sound like ideal matches, though crossing the pond and throwing this wine with a plate of chicharon, pernil, or oxtail stew would do the trick.