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Bodegas Tobía
Oscar Tobía Blanco Reserva
2014
White Wine

Region/Appellation: Spain, Rioja, Reserva
Grape: Viura
Style: Attitude



Available Jul 20, 2018

$34.50 / bottle
$207.00 / case

6 bottles per case

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Description

A blend of 55% Viura, 26% Tempranillo Blanco, and 19% Malvasia grapes, carefully hand-picked at harvest. The must is filtered after a 2-day cold soak, then slowly fermented at a controlled temperature of 14-15°C. Final fermentation and ageing (on the lees) occurs in new French (90%) and American oak barrels, with the total duration about 18 months. After blending, the wine remains in bottle for 6 months before release.

Production limited to 18 barrels.

Tasting Note

Intense straw/yellow colour with slight greenish tinges. Complex tropical bouquet reminiscent of warm citrus, pear, pineapple, and ripe mango with notes of cinnamon and sweet vanilla spice. Full, dry, and silky on the palate; balanced with ample acidity and a long finish.

13% alc./vol. and 2 gr./L residual sugar.

About the Grape

Viura:

Bodegas Tobía

Located in San Asensio (in Rioja Alta), Bodegas Tobía is an artisanal winery, intrinsically connected to its founder Oscar Tobía. The mission at Bodegas Tobia is to elaborate their wines in the simplest way possible: minimizing the process so as to maximize the expression of both the grape and the terroir

Oscar Tobía comes from a family of Riojan winemakers from San Asensio, where his grandparents produced wine in a small neighborhood called las Cuevas. After becoming an agricultural engineer, obtaining a Masters degrees in Oenology and Viticulture, Oscar returned to San Asensio in 1995 to take over the winery from his family. Since then, Oscar has earned a reputation as a winemaker who combines professionalism, the spirit to embrace regional traditions, and the best of what new technology has to offer.

Family-owned vineyards constitute 17 hectares, with a further 60 hectares coming from controlled local vineyards. Vineyards are planted to Tempranillo, Mazuelo (the Spanish name for Carignan, a grape used for colour, tannin, and acidity in southern French blends), Garnacha, Viura, and Malvasia.

Total production is approximately 450,000 bottles from one of the region’s smallest winery facilities. In amongst all the other operations that have to take place on a daily basis, they’ve somehow found space for over 1,000 oak barrels (American, French, and Hungarian). A new, larger facility, closer to the village of San Asensio, is in the planning stages.

We had the privilege to taste the full range of Tobía wines with Oscar, both at the winery in 2006 and at Alimentaria in Barcelona in 2008. In Oscar’s own words: “In order to enjoy the complexity of a wine, one must make the earth, the vineyard and the grape the priorities.”

Address
Bodegas Tobía
Ctra Nacional nº232 km 438
26340 San Asensio (La Rioja)
España

Phone number: +34941457425

Email: tobia@bodegastobia.com

Website: http://www.bodegastobia.com

Visits: Not presently.

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