2016 Ananto-Sierra Norte Organic Bobal, Utiel-Requena

2016 Ananto-Sierra Norte Organic Bobal, Utiel-Requena
Price: $8.99

Utiel Requena is a Spanish DO for wines that are located in the province of Valencia.  The region takes its name from the two neighboring towns Utiel and Requena as well as its focus on the use of the Bobal grape variety.  The cool nights in these 3000 foot altitude vineyards combined with warm, dry days are the perfect combination for Bobal and Tempranillo. The soils in this area are dark in color, but rich in limestone content making them ideal for growing grapes.  The Ananto Tinto is 65% Bobal and 35% Tempranillo from 35+ year old vines and all fruit is organically produced and certified.  Look for intense fruit flavors of blackberries, wild plum, as well as earth tones of wet soil, leaves, and violets that come together for a harmonious glass of wine.