Risky Grapes, La Traca Bobal
Brand Riscky Grapes
91% Bobal, 9% Tempranillo
This lovely, easy-drinking red wine comes from a specific vineyard south of Requena, in Valencia, called El Ardal. Planted to sandy clay soils, these old vines (58+ years old) are bush trained and have always been treated Organically. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts in stainless and cement tanks, and aged mostly in stainless with a small amount in old foudres for 3 months. The wine was bottled unfined and lightly filtered with a drop of SO2. This is a fantastic juicy, earthy light red fruited wine, with a beautiful finish that keeps you coming back for more.
PS: Those shiny wraps on the tops of the vines are firecrackers used for the Fiesta de Fallas, on March 19th, to celebrate happiness.