The Valencian winery launches the new Bobal Rosa on the market to complete its “Bobal by Pepe Hidalgo” collection
Bodegas Vicente Gandia expands its range of bobales by creating a new rosé wine: Bobal Rosa. This wine completes the trilogy of iconic bobales made with care by Pepe Hidalgo, technical director of the winery. Both the design of the packaging and the elaboration have been taken care of from the first moment.
This trilogy is made up of Bobal Blanco, Bobal Negro and Bobal Rosa. Three different ways of understanding Bobal, made with grapes that come from old Bobal vines from the Hoya de Cadenas Estate, located at around 900 meters of altitude. The estate is located in the shelter of “Sierra de la Bicuerca”(Valencia), and is influenced by a continental climate with low ambient humidity and strong temperature fluctuations between day and night, which gives the wines freshness and character.
Bobal Rosa has been made by direct pressing of whole grapes. We carry out a gentle pressing to extract only 50% yield and thus obtain a fine must rich in primary aromas. Before fermenting, we let it macerate for four days with its bubbles to enhance its body and roundness.
It is fermented at 14ºC for three weeks and, subsequently, remains in contact with its lees for three months, generating a mouthfeel of smoothness and volume. Bobal Rosa is the result of a careful and slow elaboration, with an attractive image and enveloping color.
It has a very pale pink color with coppery reflections. On the nose it expresses delicate aromas of rose, red fruit and grapefruit. In the mouth it is agile, fresh and very pleasant and unctuous to drink.
This project is the first carried out entirely by Pepe Hidalgo, Technical Director of the winery. Hidalgo comes from a long line of winemakers and has extensive experience in maximizing the quality of Bobal, the native variety of the Utiel – Requena area.