Bobal is a red grape grown in the area of Utiel-Requena and Manchuela, whose main characteristics are its high yields, excellent acidity, and high polyphenol (or anti-oxydent) content, and in particular its pigment-intensive anthocyanins.
It is worth remembering its importance in terms of planted acreage, since Bobal is one of the three most heavily cultivated red varieties in Spain. But what’s most surprising is the fact that almost all this grape’s production is concentrated in the same geographical area. Outside of Utiel-Requena and Manchuela we have only encountered Bobal on our numerous trips to the Italian island of Sardinia, where some people say it goes by the name of Bobale.
The Bobal variety is possibly the best grape in the world for crafting rosé wine.
Color: yellow with gray and reddish backgrounds.
Aromas: of wild strawberry, white ﬂowers and ripe white fruit.
Palate: presents an integrated, refreshing acidity with a long ﬁnish reminiscent of berries.