This Spanish red combines Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon to deliver a medium-bodied wine with a fruity palate and silky tannin. Aromas of black fruit, mild spice, and subtle toasty oak. The first sip shows bright flavours of plum, cassis, and cherry joined by notes of licorice, cocoa, oak, and earthy nuances. Fresh acidity, soft tannin, and a light spicy sensation complete this polished blend.
Bobal is indigenous to Spain, where it is the 2nd most planted red wine grape. Its thick skin and drought resistance make it well suited to the subtropical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers. It is mostly found in Valencia on Spain’s sunny east coast. The region is cooled slightly by sea breezes, and grapes are often grown in altitudes up to 1100 meters above sea level. Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon also perform well here and are often blended with indigenous Spanish grapes.
This wine’s signature food pairing is skillet steak but it’s also a great match for Valencian paella, chorizo and Manchego flatbread, or stew.
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Bobal is not well known but is the second most planted grape in Spain! Bobal wines are known for their fruity flavours, soft tannins and velvety finish. If you enjoy wines like Pinot Noir you will enjoy Bobal.
The benchmark wine of France’s Bordeaux region and California, Cabernet contends as the greatest red wine of the world and is grown in almost every winemaking region on the planet. Cabernet typically features notes of black fruits, firm tannins and is often oaked. Each growing region typically has its own ‘interpretation’ of this impressive wine.
Grape growing in Valencia dates back 1000 years. It is located in the center of the Spain's East coast. It's Denominacion de Origin title regognizes Valencia's growing reputation for the quality wines it produces.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
Great for food, medium bodied wines typically have alcohol levels below 14% and less oak.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.