Bovale Rosado

"Brilliant pink. Musky red fruits, rhubarb, blood orange and a subtle herb nuance on the nose." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Utiel-Requena D.O.
100% Bobal, from the single, 40-year old Ladera Fuentesca vineyard
900 meters / broken, brown limestone with high proportion of marine fossils
Farming Methods
Sustainable methods
Hand harvested into small boxes
Short, 2 hour maceration at low temperature, pressed, followed by cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aged for a few months on fine lees prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Bovale Rosado 2016
88 (VM) ** (excellent) (WP)
Score Publication Review Copy
88 Vinous Media Brilliant pink. Musky red fruits, rhubarb, blood orange and a subtle herb nuance on the nose. Dry, slightly chewy red currant, anise and orange pith flavors take a sweeter turn as the wine opens up. Closes on a dusty mineral note, featuring repeating red fruit character and a touch of bitterness.
Vinous Media; 2017 Rosé Roundup: More Wines than Ever - Part 1 6/6/17
** (excellent) The Washington Post The bobal grape, a relatively obscure Spanish variety, produces some juicy reds and this hearty rosé, with a deep pink color and refreshing acidity to match summer’s full-throttle fare. ABV: 12 percent.
August 5, 2017
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Bovale Rosado 2017
89 (VM)
Score Publication Review Copy
89 Vinous Media Very pale pink. Ripe red berry and floral scents and flavors are accompanied by a spicy note and a subtle herbal quality. Fleshy but lively as well, showing seamless texture, good heft and repeating spiciness on the nicely persistent finish.
June 2018
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