Tobelos Leukade 2013 - D.O.C. Rioja Alta
WINERY: Bodegas y Viñedos Tobelos
AREA: Rioja Alta
GRAPE: 100% Tempranilo
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE: 14 %
AGEING: 14 months in new French oak casks.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17 - 18 C
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: around 6.000 bottles.
Leukade is a "Vino de Autor", which means it is a wine made by a winery capturing their core identity and their essence. These wines represent how a winery blends tradition and innovation, as well as how they manifest their potential and their way of working. In short, a "Vino de Autor" is made by leaving behind established norms and standards, including occasionally regulatory council, in order to obtain a wine that can not be replicated--the wines are usually made from the best vines.
Leukade is an elegant and surprising Rioja wine made with an edge and a perfect balance. It is a deep cherry color. The nose is aromatic and expressive with red and black fruit, jam (or jam-like), minty, toffee, toasted, and mineral aromas. On the palate, it provides great structure, powerful, tasty, excellent fruit load, elegant tannins, with a pleasant warmth, fruity finish with minerality.
An excellent choice with red meats, game, poultry, fish, semi-hard cheeses.