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Bodegas Coviñas, "Aula" Tinto, Utiel Requeña - 2016

Item # 40052 750mL
$11.96/ Single Bottle
$143.52 $129.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This red wine comes from a selection from plots of 50+ year old Bobal vines. Flavors of wild strawberry and currant abound. The wine spends 3-6 months in old barrel. While nearly forgotten now, Utiel Requeña wine region was crowned one of Spain’s first DOs in the 1930s. The harsh, arid climate with high altitude vineyards makes organic farming easy as it keeps disease pressure low.


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Bobal

A red Spanish grape variety that is grown throughout much of Spain, and often used in blended bulk wines. Recent varietal bottlings have given Bobal a better image: the velvety wines it produces have better acidity than that other Spanish favorite, Monastrell.

Bodega

Warehouse or storage facility.