Bodegas Mustiguillo

Vino de España Bobal Mestizaje

2019
Castilla - La Mancha
Spain
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Varietal
Bobal
$17
Flavors & Quality
Black Currant Black Currant
Leather Leather
Licorice Licorice
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 1 Bright & Crisp 2
Powerful & Extracted
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Tasting Notes
Full bodied, with ample yet elegant structure. There is rich black currant, blackberry, and red cherry fruit, followed by leather and spicy licorice, then more subtle tobacco, mineral, and dark chocolate nuances.
COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Bobal
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Why this wine made the cut…
If you tasted this wine blind, you'd never guess the price.
Valencia, Spain
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Bobal
100% Bo-BAL
Bobal has a long history in central Spain. It is particularly important in the Utiel-Requena and Manchuela where it is the dominant variety. An unheralded variety due to its reputation for bulk wine, but lately some producers are attempting to shed that reputation by making quality, powerful wines from old vines in high altitude vineyards at an excellent value.
Country / State
Spain
Region
Castilla - La Mancha
Producer
Bodegas Mustiguillo
Winemaker(s)
Toni Sarrión
Vintage
2019

Bodegas Mustiguillo

Valencia, Spain

A few years after he left an unfulfilling management job to study oenology, Toni Sarrión started Valencia’s Mustiguillo, launching with the 2000 vintage. His vision was to make high-quality wine from the much maligned Spanish grape, bobal, which is often used for bulk wine.

Bodegas Mustiguillo's vineyards at harvestBodegas Mustiguillo's vineyards at harvest

In his local community of Utiel in Valencia, Spain, M. Sarrión was criticized for his organic approach to viticulture, including growing vegetables in the rows as cover crops, green harvesting, and mapping out soil types in chalky vineyards at 800 meters high. Señor Mustiguillo is enjoying the last laugh.

Toni Sarrión’s visionary efforts show the potential of bobal in the right hands. The wines have intense fruit, smoke, and spice with ample structure and persistence.