Bodegas Tobía, Selección de Autor Tinto, 2019, 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.

Viticulture

Spectacular quality vintage, with very low yields, especially in the Garnacha variety, with a great balance of parameters in the wines, very frank and fruity aromas, with good acidity, high polyphenol content and a very optimal ripeness of the grape. Great health of the grape in general due to the good weather during the maturation of the grape. Early harvest vintage and with an exceptional freshness in the wines.

Tempranillo (80%) comes from different low yielding vineyards, between 22 & 55 years old planted in different locations: (Tudelilla, Ausejo, Laserna, Hormilla, Arnedo y Cuzcurrita de rio Tirón) widening complexity to the final blend.

Garnacha (7%) comes from a vineyard located in Tudelilla, planted in 1930. Soil filled with gravel and stones. Yielding: 2.500kgs/hectare

Graciano (4%) & Mazuelo (3%): Vineyard located in a mountainous area in Arnedo and planted in 1995 at an altitude of 650 m., Northern-South Orientation, on a low nutrient, stony and shallow clayish-ferric soil. Globet training. Yielding: 4.300 kgs/ hectare. It gives us elegance and freshness.

Others (6%) comes from a vineyard planted in 1990 and located in Haro at at altitude of 590 metres conducted in trellis on a low depth calcareous clayish soil with gravel. Orientation: Southerneast. Atlantic climate. Yielding. 4.000 kgs/hectare. It gives us spicy notes, minerality and freshness.

Winemaking

Meticulously hand selected harvest. Whole berry cold maceration is carried out after destemming at controlled temperature for 3 days. Fermentation is carried out into “smart tanks” at a controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation took place in French and American oak barrels followed by ageing for 18 months in the same barrels. Stabilization took place in the barrels, during the ageing process. Fining with egg whites. Bottled without filtration so as to respect the quality of the wine.

Tasting Note

Very frank fragrant aroma of forest fruits such as blackberries and currants. Notes of syrup, liquorice, violets, spices such as black pepper and cloves, toffee, vanilla on a background of eucalyptus, aromatic herbs and graphite. Very fine and elegant aroma.
On the palate it is unctuous, voluminous, fleshy and withgood freshness. Super balanced and round. Ripe and
polished tannins. Long and persistent. Tasty, vibrant, seductive.

Goes well with

Marinated (garlic, rosemary & red wine), chargrilled shoulder of Lamb.

Cellaring

Lovely now but will improve with 5-7 years careful cellaring.

 

Features

Varieties: Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 7%, Graciano 4%, others 6%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2019
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