Mustiguillo is unique in its quest to "rescue"the indigenous Bobal variety, a grape known primarily for rose production, but when handled carefully, can produce reds of remarkable quality – such as those from Bodegas Mustiguillo.
"The entry level 2008 Mestis is composed of 50% Bobal with the balance Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It was naturally fermented and aged for 10 months in French oak. Purple colored with an exotic aromatic array of underbrush, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry, on the palate spice notes and layered black fruits emerge. Smooth-textured, savory, and well-balanced, it may well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 5 years.
Bodegas Mustiguillo is located in the Valencia region where owner/winemaker Toni Sarrion has championed the renaissance of the Bobal grape.
The Wine Advocate
"This wine's radiant red fruit and vibrant acidity completely hide its weight and heat. Based on bobal with tempranillo, syrah, cabernet and merlot, the blend shows tension in its ripeness and power. Decant it for lamb chops. "
Wine & Spirits
This was a surprise and delight experience -- loved this wine. We've had our fair share of Riojas in the past, and this one is quite stellar.