Bobal is a dark-skinned wine grape variety native to Utiel-Requena in South-East Spain. It is one of Spain’s most planted grape varieties behind Tempranillo and Airen, despite its relative obscurity: Bobal grapes have long been used as a minor blending partner to the region’s more glamorous grape varieties. Now, more producers are turning toward varietalBobal wines, which are dense and chewy with characters of chocolate and dried berries.
Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo
Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo refers to the increasingly popular blend of Cabernets Sauvignon or Franc with the darling of Spanish viticulture, Tempranillo. In many ways the red wine blend is Spain’s answer to the Bordeaux blend this is beginning to be reflected in the pricing of the wines. Cabernet Tempranillo is popular in Spain and abroad, with a handful of countries experimenting with their own versions of the blend. Spain remains the undisputed champion of the Cabernet and Tempranillo blend.
Italian Merlots are often characterized by their light bodies and herbal notes. Merlot’s low acidity serves as a balance for the higher acidity in many Italian wine grapes with the grape often being used in blends in the Veneto, Alto Adige and Umbria
Sauvignon Blanc Moscatel
Tropical-fruit aromas highlight the Moscatel in this blend. The palate is plump and melony in feel, with melon, peach and lychee flavors. The finish is soft and doesn’t show a lot of acidity or cut.
Pinot Gris became Pinot Grigio and the wine found wide success in the regions of Northeastern Italy: Lombardy, the Veneto, Friuli, Trentino and Alto Adige. From its footing in northern Italy, the wine grew to become the most popular white wine in all of Italy
Frizzante tends to be quite fruity and flowery and as the wines are produced in large tanks with less pressure, the bubbles are light. Finer Frizzante wines often exhibit notes of tropical fruits, banana cream, hazelnut, vanilla and honeycomb.