Grape: Bobal. Region: Spain> Valencia> Utiel-Requena. Notes: Organic. Natural yeast. Aged in oak. Tannin: medium.
Description: Fruity and floral, with refreshing quality of lightness. This is a great red for warm season or for someone who likes reds to be uplifting and pretty. Yet enjoyable for serious red drinkers. Temperamento is made from the Bobal grape grown in Utiel-Requena, located in Valencia in south eastern Spain. This area has a very warm Mediterranean climate, but the vineyards here are moderated by being at very high altitudes. The old vines of Bobal (many exceeding 60 years of age)are farmed organically with very low yields. Fermented with natural yeast and aged for 6-8 months in new French oak that has been seasoned with white wine for a few months.
Food Pairing: Steak, game, cured meats, stews, meats, etc.