Red Wine Bébeme 2021

Crianza red wine from Arribes. Varietal Juan García (native variety) aged for 10 months in used French oak barrels.

Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 11º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Arribes
Grapes Varieties: Juan García,
Wineries: Bodega Frontio
P 94 92 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Coming from DO Arribes, a small wine region along the banks of the Duero river right on the border with Portugal, Bébeme is a fascinating Spanish red wine produced by  Bodega Frontio, the wine project of Dane Thyge Benned Jensen.

This varietal low-sulphites red wine is made solely from Juan García, a fortunately recovered indigenous red variety that produces light-bodied and aromatic wines with moderate alcohol content (around 11%). Having virtually no equivalents in Spain, Juan García can only be compared to the Poulsard and Trousseau varieties from France, or  Zweigelt from Austria.

The grapes are sourced from old vineyards, some of which are over 100 years old, composed of gravel and quartz soils and located in the southern area of the Zamora province.

Hand-picked and meticulously selected, the grapes were 60% destemmed and macerated for 3 weeks before fermenting in plastic bins with native yeasts. After that, this red wine from Arribes went through a spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Then the red wine Bébeme 2021 was transferred into used French oak barrels and aged for 10 months.

This varietal Crianza red wine is one of the most characteristic Spanish wines you're likely to encounter.

Production below 3,000 bottles.

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Additional Information

The red wine Bébeme is medium ruby with some violet reflections.


Compelling aromatic profile of sour cherries and strawberry leaf, two defining features of the amazing Juan García grape, and stony minerality, with intimations of flowers and a balsamic note.  


Trim and linear, this wine of Bodega Frontio feels amazingly pure, with almost unnoticeable alcohol, fine tannins and stupendous freshness. Light-bodied, with sour red berries and flowers, and watery note and a mineral undercurrent. Delicious finish.

Our personal opinion

The most original Spanish red wine we've come across in a long while, Bébeme 2021 is absolutely marvelous.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Arribes
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Juan García
Pairings Alone, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
5 stars for sure!
This is really beautiful. Light-bodied, very pure and spacious, fresh as a daisy. I'm absolutely smitten with this wine.
Review by (Posted on 24 March 2023)
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