Grape – Bobal
Bobal (“bow-bal”) is a red grape native to Utiel Requena in the Valencia region. Although relatively unknown in the international markets, it’s a real gem and produces potent reds with flavours of red cherry and blueberry and simply glides down with velvety, silky tannins. It’s very high in antioxidants…so it’s perfect for health conscious wine-drinkers and loves to be aged. It’s Spain’s second most planted red grape and used to make some of the best Rose wines. Definitely a grape to try!
Region – Utiel Requena
Alcohol – 14%
Year – 2019
Tasting Notes – Grapes from 60 year old vines and aged in new French oak barrels for 6 months. Strawberry, cherry and blackcurrants aromas with hints spice, liquorice and toasted oak Bursting with fruit in the mouth, smooth and silky with hints of vanilla.
Pairing – Excellent with hearty meals such as red meat, game or duck and strong cheese, pâtés, and robust rice or pasta dishes
Best served at a temperature of 16-18ºC.
Awards – 90 points Penin Guide