Rosé wine Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2018
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Produced by Bodega Tobía, Alma de Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica is a high-quality rosé wine fermented in wooden barrels.
Interestingly, the Tobía winery was the first to produce a Spanish rosé wine fermented in oak in La Rioja.
It is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Maturana. The first variety comes from two vineyards: one was planted in 1965 in the town of San Asensio, an area with an Atlantic microclimate; the other, organically farmed, is located at a higher altitude, in the town of Hornilla, and it has rocky soils.
As for Maturana, it comes from an organically farmed estate located at 650 metres of altitude, in an area with a harsh Continental climate.
Both varieties were harvested in October. Once in the cellar, the grapes were cold-soaked at a low temperature for 48 hours. Then the wine must was drawn off and transferred into new French oak barrels, where it was fermented and aged for 5 months with periodic stirrings
After that, Alma de Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2018 was blended and bottled.
Only 15 barrels produced.
The rosé wine Alma de Tobía Rosado has an intense, bright raspberry colour with ruby tinges.
Produced by Bodega Tobía, this rosé wine fermeted in oak shows a rich aromatic expression. Strawberries, raspberries and cherries, along with some floral and balsamic touches. Then we perceive notes of menthol and spices, such as Jamaica pepper, along with some smokey hints and mineral remembrances.
This rosé wine of Bodegas Tobía has an excellent balance between power and freshness. The palate is smooth and tense, with delicious notes of wild red berries, flowers and spices, enlivened by an excellent acidity and an elegant, slightly bitter finish. Alma Tobía Rosado lingers for a long time in your mouth and leaves you wanting for more.
|Our personal opinion||
Undoubtedly, Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2018 is one of Rioja's best Rosé wines. Utterly rewarding.
Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2016:
Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Merlot. Enterwine 92.
Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2015:
Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2014:
Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 90. Vivir el Vino Guide-94. Chosen "Spain's best rosé" by 365 Vinos al Año Guide.
Alma Tobía Rosado Fermentado en Barrica 2013:
90 points-Repsol Guide 2015.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 81%, Maturana 19%.|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cold meats, Full salads, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Smoked foods|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|