Crushed & Cured

Bodegas Altolandon, Mil Historias Bobal, Manchuela, Spain, 2020


A deep cherry colour with violet tints. The aroma is intense, full 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.

Harvested late, by hand and never before the 12th October into 12kg cases. The colour is extracted in 6000 litre inox tank. Skin contact for 2 to 3 weeks at a controlled temperature before an alcoholic fermentation which is spontaneous, with gentle pumping over for 5 weeks. Pressed directly to 3rd use, 225 Litre French oak barrels, where the malolactic fermentation takes place, also in a natural and spontaneous way for about 4 months. Stabilisation is also natural and during the coldest months, temperatures can go to minus 15º C.

Country: Spain

Region: Manchuela 

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Bobal

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Bodegas Altolandon