Altolandon, Organic Bobal, Manchuela, Castilla La-Mancha, Spain 2020
(at High Street Spain Tasting, 28 Jul 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2026
Long-underrated, Bobal (Spain’s second most planted red grape) has been gaining respect in recent years. It seems to do especially well when planted at higher altitudes – and no Spanish winery, at least on the mainland, has higher vineyards than Altolandon (1,100m). Those vines yield wine of intense cherry-berry succulence with just enough rasp and tang of cherry and plum skins for food-matching contrast.