■ Tierra de Frontos
organic dry white
This white from the heights is the result of great and noble viticulture on the archipelago, grapes that achieve all their potential in extreme conditions…
■ Tierra de Frontos
red aged 5 months
It is always a pleasure to find a good varietal of Baboso. This is one of the freshest we can recall, and it smells magnificent!…
The building is specifically designed employing a bioclimatic architectural concept that also accommodates big stainless steel containers and oak barrels
“It is a wine that broke the rules of how things used to be done in the South of the island, and on the Peninsula it has been taken on by restaurants of the caliber of El Bulli,” explains.
The story begins in the 1950s in a pine grove region at 1,650 meters above sea level on the Los Frontones estate
The story begins in the 1950s in a pine grove region at 1,650 meters above sea level on the Los Frontones estate. The viticulturist Manuel Luengo Chillón planted 17 hectares of Listán Blanco and Listán Prieto grapes there, and every February after the pruning, a group of workers had to plow with mules for twenty seemingly never-ending days. At that time, the wine was still made at the winery up in the heights and was packaged in 16-liter kegs.
In the 80s, poor profits put an end to this noble and quixotic farming enterprise in a place that was almost impossible to access. But years later the children decided to take up viniculture again and built a three-hectare model winery at a lower altitude, an easy accessible estate with new vines in espalier. But they managed to maintain the exceptional quality that characterized Los Frontones’ grapes from the heights.
■ SAT Los Topos
Carretera General del Sur TF-28, Lomo Grande 1 (Los Blanquitos), 38600 Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife), Islas Canarias (España)
Phone: (34) 922 777 253
Home page: www.frontos.es
● Capacity: 70,000 liters.
● Average production: 70,000 bottles/year.
● Exportation: Canada, China, Nordic countries, and in the near future, United States and Germany
♠ Guided tours by appointment.