Bodegas Tobía, Selección de Autor, Blanco, 2022, Rioja Alta, Spain

Producer Profile

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.


Vintage of high quality, which is one of the best in the last years were expectations were highly overcome; Initial forecast was not extremely favourable due to the different mildew attacks and hailing storms caused in different areas of the DO, joined to the uncertainty provoked by the Covid19 regarding the lack of experienced workers for manual harvest. In spite of all that, the benevolent climatology during the ripeness process in October and November with low rainfall and North winds, helped to finally get exceptional quality grapes.

Chardonnay comes from a spectacular mountainous vineyard planted in 2016 with an altitude between 750 and 800 meters in Rioja Oriental on a sandy calcareous soil. Selected low yielding clone of high acidity that does not overcome 5.000 kgs/ha. Purely Atlantic microclimate. White Tempranillo comes from a Rioja Alta vineyard, with a north orientation and a continental Atlantic microclimate and controlled and very balanced productions. Limestone clayish soil.


Manual and selected harvest of the two vineyards and vinification of each grape separately. Pre-fermentative cold maceration of destemmed and uncrushed grapes during 2 days in smart Ganimede tanks with CO2 to favour the aromatic extraction of each grape. Alcoholic fermentation of Chardonnay in two-wine barrels and new French oak foudres. The Tempranillo Blanco is fermented in 1-year-old American oak barrels, with light toasting of the wood.  Followed by aging in the same barrels and foudres with fine lees for 10 months. Daily battonage of the barrels during the first two months of aging.  Assembly of the two wines at the end of their aging. Selection of high-quality oak.

Tasting Note

Expressive and complex. Aromas of passion fruit, pear, ripe pineapple, citrus, candied fruit, wrapped in pleasant notes of pastry, vanilla, cookie, under a floral background (orange blossom) and aromatic herbs. Fine and elegant nose. On the Palate,  a sweet entry, it is voluminous, unctuous, with great acidity that is very refreshing. Super balanced. Very persistent, a fine and long finish.

Goes well with

Roast chicken with roast juices and all the trimmings.


Now but up to 5 years with careful cellaring.



Varieties: Tempranillo Blanco 50%, Chardonnay 50%
Colour: White
ABV: 13%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2022

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    Weight 1 kg