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VEGA TOLOSA

Region: Castilla - La Mancha
Appellation: D.O. Manchuela
City: Casas Ibáñez
Winery Website: www.vegatolosa.com
Winery GPS Coordinates: 39.288251,-1.470902

OVERVIEW

Vega Tolosa was founded by the Tolosa family in 1905, currently with 150 hectares (375 acres) under vine. Of this, 100 acres is head-pruned Bobal, all over 80 years old. As Bobal has suffered massive uprooting in favor of international varieties in recent decades, this represents a cultural patrimony for Juan Miguel Tolosa, third generation of the winemaking family.

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HISTORY

Manchuela lies to the northeast of the La Mancha meseta between the Júcar and Cabriel River valleys, and well above the coastal plains of Valencia and Alicante. It represents the ancestral home of one of Spain’s most interesting and underappreciated red varieties, the Bobal.

Vega Tolosa was founded by the Tolosa family in 1905, currently with 150 hectares (375 acres) under vine. Of this, 100 acres is head-pruned Bobal, all over 80 years old. As Bobal has suffered massive uprooting in favor of international varieties in recent decades, this represents a cultural patrimony for Juan Miguel Tolosa, third generation of the winemaking family.

At over 750 meters in altitude, Vega Tolosa’s vineyards enjoy a wide diurnal temperature variation and constant breeze. Calcareous clay soils retain moisture and provide minerality. Minimal treatments are required in the vineyards, the viticulture in most years being completely organic.

Through low yields and careful winemaking, the purest expression of Bobal is the Tolosa family’s primary objective.

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PRESS

11 Pinos Bobal Old Vines (2017) - "Black cherry and red plum flavors mingle with cola and wood notes in this round red. Light tannins and gentle acidity give this focus. A fruity style. Lively. Drink now through 2022."

87 Points, Daily Wine Pick
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Mar 4, 2019

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11 Pinos Bobal Old Vines (2016) - "This fruity red offers red plum, currant and cranberry flavors, with bright acidity and light tannins. Leafy and cocoa notes add interest. Lively and fresh."

88 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Feb 28, 2018

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11 Pinos Bobal Old Vines (2012) - "Saturated ruby. Plum jam and cherry on the nose, with notes of pungent herbs and smoky minerals. Smooth and broad in the mouth, with gentle acidity giving welcome lift to the jammy flavors of bitter cherry, plum and blackcurrant."

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2013

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11 Pinos Bobal Old Vines (2010) - "This dark ruby colored wine is made from Bobal grapes. It opens with a mild oak and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and easy going. The flavor profile is an oak infused red currant and gentle plum blend with notes of minerality throughout. The finish is dry, chewy, and its very dusty tannins and mild prune flavors linger for quite some time after the wine is gone."


Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Mar 1, 2012

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