Alto Landon Mil Historias Bobal
Altolandon is the romantic’s vision of winemaking. Rosalia heads up a small but very industrious team at the dizzy heights of 1100m in one of Spain’s smallest quality wine regions – DO Manchuela. Over the last couple of decades she’s acquired some enviable vineyards so she now has a whole host of varietals to play with. Syrah was our pick, the cooler-than-normal temperatures give a crunchy, peppery character to an otherwise generously black-fruited red. Fermentations with natural yeast and no filtration in the winery means a wine with individuality and moreish intrigue in your glass. The kind of wine we really get excited about. Salud!
Rosalia believes in wine that’s made in the vineyard, grapes that are allowed to become wine in the winery without much, if any, intervention. They ferment with indigenous yeasts and are left to settle naturally over the winter so no filtration is needed. You can’t argue with this approach when you taste the individuality of every one of her wines.
A deep cherry colour with violet tints. Nose is intense with aromas of ripe red seasonal fruit (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrant), subtle hints of violets, rosemary and a touch of black pepper. This Bobal shows distinctive power, vibrant fruit, freshness with soft and ripe tannin. It is spicy and juicy with a well rounded palate with a fascinating crunchy-fruit freshness. The finish is gently tannic combined excellent depth. Best with richly flavoured meat. Roasts, cheeses and cold cuts.
Landete, Cuenca, La Mancha, Spain
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Beef, Poultry, Venison, Light pasta