Produced from the oldest, low-yielding Bobal vines on the Fuenteseca estate. Bobal is grown in loam plaines that are rich in red clay and miocence conglomerates. It ripens later than other varieties with young vines often used to make light fruity reds, and older vines used to produce more structured, alcoholic wines that can be aged to result in a more complex style. Fruit yields are controlled in order to keep the natural ecosystem of the environment and organic practices are also employed, harsh chemicals avoided. The wine was fermented in barrel before undergoing malolactic fermentation and six months ageing in French barriques.
An open nose with plenty of ripe blackberry and plum fruit, savoury hints and a note of vanilla. The palate is well-balanced with dark fruits, toasty oak, fine tannins and a generous and lifted finish.
Full-flavoured beef or lamb dishes, or with hard cheeses and charcuterie.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Sommelier Wine Awards 2017