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Óscar Tobía, trained as an Agricultural Engineer and completed a Master in Viticulture and Oenology. In 1994 he undertook his business adventure by founding his vital project: Bodegas Tobía. Betting from the outset on innovation and creativity, he produced the first barrel-fermented rosé in Spain in 1996, Alma Tobía. He is a pioneer in Europe in using intelligent tanks that respect the environment and allow for maximum expression and quality wines to be obtained. His business vocation was awarded the Internationalization Award by the La Rioja Chamber of Commerce in 2002.
Since 1994, he has based his work on the creation and development of three brands: Tobía, Óscar Tobía, Alma Tobía. Oscar’s main philosophy has always been to creative, innovative with a non-conformist spirit.
The vineyards selected for this new TOBIA CUVÉE wine are high quality vineyards, where maximum grape yields do not reach 5,000 kg / ha. They are exceptional farms, with ages between 20 and 60, spread over different municipalities such as Tudelilla, Arnedo, Ocón (Rioja Oriental), Laserna (Rioja Alavesa) and Hormilla (Rioja Alta). These vineyards are planted at high altitudes, ranging from 520m to 600m above sea level, which will provide a great natural freshness to the wines.
The varieties that make up these wines of the 2019 and 2018 vintage would be Tempranillo, which would be the majority, and Garnacha, which would be the minority, but in a considerable percentage. Cuvée Tobía comes from the assembly of different wines from different vintages.
Oscar Tobía has recovered a very old tradition in Rioja. All the wines follow a traditional de-stemming process. Only the “tear” musts from the tank are selected, which are of the highest quality, discarding the press musts. One of the wines used in the red CUVÉE also completes its vinification with aging in 1 and 2-use American oak barrels for a short period of 4-6 months..
Beautifully fragrant on the nose. Intense mixed berry aromas of blackberries, currants, strawberries and raspberries. A hint of violets adds an appealing floral lift to the nose.
The medium to full bodied palate is dominated by red fruits and a touch of liquorice. There is an abundance of ripe, sweet fruit which combined with a touch of creaminess from the oak aging enhances the tannins to creates a silky yet refreshing finish.
Pair with light dishes, such as: salads, vegetables, cheeses, white meats, white fish.
Made to drink in its youth.