Produced by Bodega Tobía, the new vintage of Tobía Selección de Autor comes with an interesting novelty: the traditional Rioja blend of Tempranillo and Graciano has been added a touch of the indigenous and recently recovered Maturana. The three varieties are planted in the three subzones of La Rioja (Alta, Baja and Alavesa).
Coming from 10 to 80-year-old plants, the grapes were harvested by hand. Destemmed and uncrushed, the wine completed alcoholic fermentation in tanks and was subsequently transferred into American and French oak barrels. There, Tobía Selección de Autor 2016 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months.
Then this Crianza red wine was bottled unfiltered and was further aged for 6 months in the bottle.
Decant this Spanish red wine 30 minutes before drinking. Drink until 2024.
The wine Tobía Selección de Autor has a cherry colour with a purple and garnet rim.
Mild, elegant and restrained, this Crianza red wine suggests aromas of violets, blueberries and spices (cinnamon, clove and nutmeg), over a complex background of liquorice, leather and menthol.
Inviting, fresh, pleasantly creamy. This wine by Bodega Tobía combines remembrances of liquor-infused fruit with some spicy and earthy notions, nuanced by an original touch of roasted vegetables. Mild tannins and very good acidity. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Year after year, Tobía Selección de Autor 2016 proves to be one of La Rioja's absolute top values.
Tobía Selección de Autor 2015:
Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache. Enterwine 92. Gold Medal - Mundus Vinis 2017.
Tobía Selección 2014:
Tobía Selección 2013;
Parker 90. Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.
Tobía Selección 2011;
Guía Peñín 90. Gold Medal - Sélections Mondials du Canada. Silver Medal - Mundus Vini (Germany). Bronze Medal - Decanter Asia WA
Tobía Selección 2010:
Peñín 91. Parker 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Other guides||Tim Atkin MW 92|
|Name of Award||Mundus Vinis 2017: Gold Medal|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 72%, Graciano 24%, Maturana 4%.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Great discovery!! A village wine in the best sense, with a traditional character and a fabulous price.