Bobal, a red (black) grape varietal, native to the Utiel-Requena region of Spain, near Valencia and is the featured grape in both still Tarantas Rosé and Tarantas Sparkling Rosé as well as our incredible red Azul de Bobal Spanish Organic Wines.
The Bobal name derives from the Latin bovale, in reference to the shape of a bull’s head. It refers to the distinctive tight clusters of grapes that could be said to resemble a bull’s head. Used as both single varietal and in blends, both red and rosé wines. Bobal Rosé wines have a bright ruby color, elegant aromas of strawberry and floral notes. Good level of acidity and structure, fresh and fruity yet dry style. Red single varietal wines are deep purple in color with a blue hue. The thick-skinned deep colored grapes produce a good level of the anthocyanin Resveratrol, known for its health benefits.
The grapes hold a good balance of tannins and acidity, producing wines that are full bodied with dark fruit notes. According to Decanter, Bobal is related to the Levant grape, from the western Mediterranean DOs of Ribera del Jucar. It thrives on the cool hillsides of the Utiel-Requena region, located approximately 70K from the sea near Valencia. Bobal makes up to 70% of all plantings in Utiel-Requena, with many of the vines 40+ years of age.
Learn more about organic Bobal.
Organic Bobal is featured in wines by:
Bodegas Iranzo, Spain
VERTVS Bobal Rosé
Azul de Bobal
Tarantas Wines, Spain
Tarantas Sparkling Rosé
For more information on Bobal see: Wikipedia Bobal