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Obalo Joven

Obalo Joven
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Obalo Joven
Red wine Barrel. 3 months in French oak barrels used.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Obalo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Barrel. 3 months in French oak barrels used.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Obalo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Obalo Joven

Óbalo Joven is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by Óbalo. This wine is made using only Tempranillo grapes, the most famous variety of the region.

The grapes used for Óbalo Joven, which are harvested manually, come from vineyards located near the Sierra Cantabria which are planted at altitudes of between 700-1000 metres. The winery works with a total of 42 hectares of vineyards, 2 of which are owned by the vineyard, while the other 40 hectares are overseen by the winery´s technical team.

The vineyards used to produce this wine are around 25 years old, although a tenth of the wine is slightly younger, at around a decade old. The soils are calcareous clay with a high percentage of limestone. The climate of the Rioja, excellent for wine production, is mainly Mediterranean, but also receives the influence of the cold Atlantic.

After the harvest has been carried out, the grapes to be used are chosen from 2 different selection tables. Following this, they are destemmed and pressed. Once the grapes have undergone fermentation, the must is then incubated and pressed.

Finally, Óbalo Joven is racked in new and used French oak barrels, where the wine is then aged for 3 months following malolactic fermentation. 

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
White meat, Foie gras, Soupy rice

Tasting notes Obalo Joven

High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.

Ratings

  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Obalo

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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