Another wine from the Tobelos Bodega wine tasting at vinopremier.com and the first red of the evening.
This is their flagship all occasions Riojan red wine made of 100% Tempranillo and aged for 12 months in French, American and Central European oak casks. It is made from grapes harvested from the younger vines which apparently favours a more red berry flavour. Older vines give more black fruit flavours I’m told.
It is a very pale purple colour. Looks a bit watery to be honest, but its scent packs a bit more punch with fruit of the forest and cream. Apparently this spent some partial time on lees.
A dry red with medium tannins and a light body but not totally watery as you might imagine from the colour. Medium acidity and little finish.
It does have a nice creamy texture to it and the fruit of the forest berries come through in the flavour. A bit like a fruit of forest yoghurt.
Not bad wine. I’d be happy to drink it in a bar, but there are others as good at a lower price.
|Winery:||Tobelos Bodegas y Viñedos|
|Quality Classification:||Denominacion de Origin de Calidad|