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Characteristics of Oscar Tobía Reserva
Oscar Tobia Reserva is a red wine from the Rioja produced by Bodega Tobia, a winery that was founded in 1994 by Oscar Tobía and Ana Castelló, after restoring the family´s harvesting equipment.
The climate in this area is temperate, continental and warm, with a Cantabrian influence. Recorded rainfall throughout the year has an average of 648 mm, and the average annual temperature is 12ºC. This wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from a careful selection of grapes from the winery's own vineyards, located in the Rioja Alta, San Asensio and Briones. As for processing, after manual harvesting is carried out, cold maceration takes place. Subsequently, grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed, and fermented at a maximum temperature of 25 to 26 degrees. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the barrel and then there is an aging of 22 months in the same barrels of French and Hungarian oak, with a regular racking every 4 months. Finally, the wine is bottled unfiltered to respect all the natural qualities of the wine.
Serve at 17ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Roasted red meats, Veal round, Mature cheese, Stew, Pasta with meat sauce, Small game, Game stew, Game birds, Rice with meat
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.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
Red cherry. Clean and bright. With abundant tear.
The nose is intense and complex. Smoked and mineral aromas with floral and fruity aromas such as violets and cherries.
The palate is creamy, oily and fleshy. It has very ripe tannins and a good balance between fruit and toasted notes. Long finish.
SightIntense cherry colour with maroon edges. Clean and bright. Abundant and glyceric legs.NoseClean and elegant aromas. The notes of very ripe black fruit stand out along with hints of liqueur, milky notes and good toasted aromas. When it opens up off a wide range of aromatic notes round out the wine. Coffee, snuff, spices (vanilla, cinnamon) and toffee, among others, are perceived on an elegant mineral background.TasteVery nice and wide attack. Warm, creamy, silky and very tasty mid palate. Its good load of fruit emerge along with its delicate mineral touches. Ripe and well integrated tannins. Long and lingering aftertaste.
A round wine from Rioja Alta.
SightClean, bright with plenty of tears. Red cherry well covered.NoseIntense, complex and lush aroma. Exhibits an astonishing array aromatic smoked, pencil lead, mineral, violent, ripe berries and wild fruits. TasteAmable, oily, fatty, large, full and fleshy. Ripe tannins. Structured with good harmony fruit-wood. With retronasal spaced. Very long. Redondo.
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.
Red wine Reserva. 36 months in American oak barrels and 36 months in bottle. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: La Rioja Alta. Production area: D.O.Ca. Rioja. Grapes used in this wine: Garnacha Tinta and Tempranillo.