Bovale Rosado 2016

Region: Utiel-Requena D.O.

Grapes: 100% Bovale
Vintage: 2016
Color: Rose

This wine was produced from a single, 40-year-old vineyard called Ladera Fuentesca. It is located at 900 meters above sea level and offers soils rich in limestone with a permeable texture, which is important for water retention in this area where irrigation is not used. The climate is Continental (hot days, warm nights and a fairly extreme winter) with Mediterranean influence. The vines are farmed with sustainable methods and minimal chemical inputs.

Careful selection of bunches during hand harvesting is followed by a short maceration of the crushed grapes with their skins, only 6 hours, at very low temperatures to minimize the final color of the finished wine. Thereafter the wine was fermented at low temperature to maintain all of the fruit character of the grapes.


Publication Score Comments
Vinous 88 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 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