Bobal is enjoying a mini renaissance in Spain today...
Bobal is enjoying a mini renaissance in Spain today as high-elevation vineyards in its homeland of Utiel-Requena produce dense and velvety wines dominated by dark berry and cocoa characteristics. However, its function as Spain’s second most planted red grape variety was once only for bulk wine and concentrate. Since it is drought-resistant, it does well grown as unirrigated bush vines and acts as a fine voice of terroir.
Perfect Food Pairings for Bobal
Roasted chicken with a pomegranate sauce or turkey and cranberry sauce, roasted or grilled vegetables, smoked meats, hard cheeses
Sommelier Secret for Bobal
Bobal also shows great potential for rosé and sparkling wines because of its high levels of acidity and anthocyanins.
- Pinot Noir172
- Rhône Blends79
- Other Red Blends52
- Cabernet Sauvignon47
- Cabernet Franc16
- Bordeaux Red Blends12
- Petite Sirah6
- Nero d'Avola4
- Other Red Wine4
- Tuscan Blends3
- Petit Verdot1
- St. Laurent1
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