Bovale

"pure, full-bodied and complex, with lovely focus and balance... it has to be one of the best red wine values to be found anywhere in the US!" —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Utiel-Requena D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Bobal, from 50-60 year old vines
Altitude/Soil
925 meters / broken, brown limestone with high proportion of marine fossils
Farming Methods
In transition from traditional methods to sustainable; dry farmed
Harvest
Hand harvested fruit
Production
Destemmed grapes were fermented with native microbes in stainless steel tanks
Aging
Aged for 6 months in used, 70% French and 30% American oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price
$15
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Bovale 2015
91 (VfC) 89 (VM)
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91 View from the Cellar The 2015 Bovale comes in at an even fourteen percent octane and offers up an outstanding bouquet of sappy black cherries, pomegranate, bitter chocolate, chalky soil tones, wild fennel and a nice touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and complex, with lovely focus and balance, a fine core, very good soil signature and a very long, moderately tannic and classy finish. The 2015 is more precise and complex than the good 2014 version [and] is a notable step up in quality. This is really a terrific bottle of wine and at fifteen dollars a bottle, it has to be one of the best red wine values to be found anywhere in the US! Great juice! 2017-2035.
89 Vinous Media (aged in 70 percent French and 30 percent American oak barrels) Glass-staining ruby. Ripe red and blue fruit aromas, accompanied by a cracked pepper nuance and a subtle floral note that builds in the glass. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, showing good depth to the cassis, bitter cherry and dark chocolate flavors. The peppery note returns on the finish, which clings with good tenacity and chewy tannic grip.
2018 - 2022
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