Learn about Bobal — taste profile, popular regions and more …
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 nonirrigated bush vines and acts as a fine voice of terroir.
Tasting Notes for Bobal
Bobal is a medium-bodied, dry red wine characterized by black and red fruits, rose hip, cocoa, black tea and dried herb.
Perfect Food Pairings for Bobal
Bobal is amazing with roasted chicken with a pomegranate sauce or turkey and cranberry sauce, roasted or grilled vegetables, smoked meats and hard cheeses.
Sommelier Secrets for Bobal
Bobal also shows great potential for rosé and sparkling wines because of its high levels of acidity and anthocyanins.
- Pinot Noir4410
- Other Red Blends2984
- Cabernet Sauvignon2440
- Bordeaux Red Blends1848
- Rhône Blends1406
- Other Red Wine724
- Cabernet Franc347
- Tuscan Blends204
- Petite Sirah195
- Nero d'Avola73
- Petit Verdot51
- St. Laurent19
- Touriga Nacional18
- Nerello Mascalese5
- Pinot Meunier4
- Alicante Bouschet1
Finca Sandoval Signo Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain
Vega Tolosa 11 Pinos Bobal Old Vines 2011Bobal from La Mancha, Spain
Vera de Estenas Casa Don Angel Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain
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Sierra Norte Temperamento Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain
Bodegas Ponce Clos Lojen Bobal 2011Bobal from La Mancha, Spain
Dominio de la Vega Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain
Mustiguillo Vinedos & Bodega El Terrerazo Corral Vino de la Tierra Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain
Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal 2011Bobal from Spain