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Red Boar Bobal 2015

The Experience

Drink When...
Hunting for berries
Listen To...
In the Forest by Van Morrison
Think About...
Forest floor berries
Drink With...
Gemista (Greek stuffed peppers and tomatoes)

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*SNORT. GRUNT… WOBBLY CANTER* Where are they? Where ‘ave those berries gone? AH. There they are. *NOM NOM NOM*… Meet Red Boar. He’s a lively, happy-go-lucky boar from Galicia who boasts strong, earthy, berry and vegetal aromas, has a stout structure and is very likeable. Although it absolutely loves truffles, Red Boar is more of an everyday kind of character and would be more than content with something simple, rustled up midweek. *OINK*

The Vital Statistics

Country
Spain
Classification
Vino de España
Vintage
2015
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
12.0%
Alcohol Units
9

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The Style

Grape
Bobal (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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  • Red Boar Bobal Spanish Red Wine
Red Boar Bobal Spanish Red Wine

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Jane MacQuitty in 'The 50 Best Red Wines for the Summer' in The Times, 5/7/14: "Striking wine made from Spain's very own bobal grape who's inky, velvety fruit was once used primarily to beef up lesser blends. Treated seriously, bobal produces rich crimson-purple reds with bold, rustic, sinewy fruit and delightfully tangy finishes, just like this one."

Victoria Moore on Planet Victoria's World of Wine, 2/1/15: "Bobal is an unloved and little seen Spanish grape that can perform budget wonders and this gorgeous red... [is] smooth, bright, juicy cherries and a sniff of earthy forest floor with a slightly astringent kick on the finish. Fantastic stuff."

More than 50 years of experience in the wine business, resulted in the creation of the family Wine Group known under the name Vinos & Bodegas Gallegas, owner of various wineries in different parts of Galicia, in North West Spain.

Winemaker Ruben Perez started out doing a degree in chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, and then became a Master in Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Marketing. He then went on to become the Technical Director at Bodegas Milenium in Ourense, Spain and has gone on to be a winemaker at wineries of varying sizes throughout the country.

All wines are made with the latest techniques and conform to strict quality parameters, from international medal winning quality wines from designated areas, Denomination de Origen, to various table- and bulk wines with an enormous market acceptance.

A selection of the ripest grapes, from high reputation vineyards are picked and then gently crushed, so as not to crush the seeds. The grapes are macerated before the juice undergoes fermentation and malolactic fermentation. No eggs or dairy products were used.

A brilliant, red ochre, this wine is intense and youthful, with flavours of blackcurrants, red cherries and nutmeg, with a gentle vegetal note that add balance.


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