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Bobal (Spain)

Bobal is a red wine grape native of Valencia in the South East of Spain.

Bobal is the 3rd most planted vine behind Airen and Tempranillo.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Herbs
Herbs
Flowers
Flower
Spices
Spices
Licoricer
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Barrel
Barrel
Chocolate
Chocolate
Cocoa
Cocoa
Leather
Leather

Deep Dark Fruit, Black Cherry, Plum, and Blackberry are typical Bobal flavors.

Hints of Herbs, Flowers, Spices, and Licorice.

Profile

Bobal is naturally fruity and high in acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Red Meat
Beef

Bobal is a food friendly wine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Smoked Meat.
BBQ. Chicken. Turkey.
Spicy Meatballs.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine.
Rabbit. Pork. Lamb. Veal.
Chargrilled. Roasted. Beef.

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses.
Manchego. Aged Gouda. Parmesan.

Spanish Specialities:
Valencian Paella (Authentic paella with Rabbit, Sausages, Chicken, and Garlic.

If You Like Bobal

You Might Also Like:

Barbera Superiore (Italy)
Bordeaux Right Bank (France)
Rosso di Montalcino (Italy)
Cannonau (Italy)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France)
Chianti Classico (Italy)
Merlot (France)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Ribeira Sacra (Spain)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Bobal

Bobal is big in the Valencia region (DO Manchuela and DO Utiel-Requena).

The name is derived from latin "Bovale" (Bull's Head).

Bobal should not be confused with Bovale Grande and Bovale Sardo (Sardegna) in Italy.

Due to the similar name Bobal is often mistaken with Bovale grape from Sardegna. Recent studies showed that Bovale Grande is similar to Carignano, Cariñena and Mazuela.

Bobal has a special good acidity that helps in the winemaking process, especially for sparkling rosé wines (Rosado), and it's resistent to drought.

Known for bulk wine production, it can be vinified in a stronger version thanks to the "doble pasta" (double paste) method: the grape skins used to produce rosé are added to the red wine tanks, so the skin contact increases and adds color, tannins and alcohol.

Wine Region Valencia

Valencia

Valencia is a small wine region located at the sunny east coast of Spain.

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