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Bovale (Italy)

Bovale is a red wine grape from the Italian island of Sardegna.

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

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 Bovale flavors.

Hints of Herbs, Flowers, Spices, and Licorice.

Profile

Bovale is naturally fruity and high in acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium - High
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

Bovale is a food friendly wine.

Pairing Suggestions

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

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses.
Pecorino Sardo.

Sardinian Specialities:
Porcheddu Arrustu (Roasted Pork).

If You Like Bovale

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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 a bodied red wine.

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

The large size of the glass allows the 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 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.

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