Traditionally blended with Tempranillo because of its high acidity, the Graciano grape has a character of its own that makes it suitable for producing highly interesting single varietal wines.
Coming from vineyards located in Aldeanueva de Ebro, Rioja Baja, at an altitude of 370 metres above sea level, the vines grow in clay soils that rest on gravel beds.
The grapes were harvested, destemmed and pre-macerated in stainless steel tanks. After that, this red wine from La Rioja was fermented at a controlled temperature and transferred into new and 2n year Hungarian oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months. To preserve its varietal qualities, this Crianza red wine was not filtered prior to its bottling.
Production of 18,600 bottles. Drink Tobía Graciano 2015 until 2026.
This wine opens tight, so we suggest that you decant it 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Tobía Graciano has a high garnet robe with a violet rim.
Very expressive, this Crianza red wine by Bodega Tobía suggests some aromas of black currant, cranberries and cassis, alongside notes of black chocolate, clove, pepper and menthol. Slight hints of vanilla, cinnamon and flowers, ending with some mineral overtones.
A great expression of the Graciano grape, this Rioja Crianza has a remarkable acidity, good grip and a great freshness. Notes of ripe black fruit, some lilac remembrances, sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon and a long finish with mint chocolate, After-Eight remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
What an interesting and underrated grape Graciano is! Tobía Graciano 2015 is a delightful wine.
Tobía Graciano 2012:
Tobía Graciano 2010:
Parker 91. Peñín 87.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in Hungarian oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Specialty plates, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
There is some interesting complexity here. I will definitely buy again.
Despite I was a bit reticent at first, this wine finally won me over. Edgy, crisp, fresh and not fruit-oriented. Original. More Graciano please.