The first vines in el Hierro were planted by an Englishman, John Hill in 1526 to satisfy England's thirst for sweet fortified wine or "Canary sack". Most of the wine produced in El Hierro went to Central America, mainly Cuba and Venezuela.
Viña Frontera Tradicional Tinto is produced by classic fermentation at 25C. With regards to grape varieties: 90% Listán negro, 10% Baboso negro/Vijariego negro/Negramol.
Appearance: deep purple colour with compact rim width
Intensity: medium to high
Flavours: spice, liquorice, black pepper and dark fruit
Best enjoyed by itself or with red meats or hard cheese
99% of the production is consumed locally in the Canary islands. Almost impossible to get hold of it online. If you know where to get it from please share. In the meantime we will have to go back to the Canary Islands to try it.