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Pasión de Bobal 2017

ESN020

Bodega Sierra Norte

Barrel-fermented Bobal from high altitude vineyards near Valencia.

Meet the producer

The 67 hectare Finca Fuenteseca estate lies in Utiel Requena, a high, rugged plateau, nearly 1,000 metres above sea level...

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Production

Produced from the oldest, low-yielding Bobal vines on the Fuenteseca estate. Bobal is grown in loam plaines that are rich in red lcay 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.

Tasting notes

An open, warm and toasty nose with blackberry, raspberry and savoury notes. The palate has lots of dark fruit and well-balanced toasty oak along with fine tannins and a generous and appealing finish.

Food match

Full-flavoured beef or lamb dishes, or with hard cheeses and charcuterie.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Silver

2015 Vintage

IWC 2018

Gold

2014 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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