Since 1999 Ely Wine Bar has been Ireland’s leading wine bar, with multiple national and international awards, having once again been recognised with the Best of Award of Excellence 2020 by Wine Spectator for having one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world.
During these challenging times, you can still enjoy the Ely experience from the comfort of your own home with one of our LovELY wine boxes. This month we are promoting this beautiful Spanish Wine Week Selection Box.
We’d like to introduce you to Bodegas Tobia, an outstanding Rioja producer which is new to us, and one we are very excited about. They describe their ethos as minimalist – do as little intervention as possible in the winery to let the grapes and terroir – speak for themselves.
We’d describe them as some of the most exciting and best value wines we’ve seen from Rioja in a long time. To celebrate Spanish Wine Week 2020 we’ve put together a selection of three of their wines just for you, with two bottles of each, naturally.
Tobia ‘Cuvee’ Tinto, Rioja, Spain x 2
A blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, from several vineyards which are aged between 20 – 60 years old. All of which is pretty typical of a good Rioja. Where this wine differs from the rest is that it is a blend of vintages, in this case 2018 and 2019. This practice, rarely found in these parts of Spain, enables the winemaker to produce an incredibly consistent wine, which highlights the freshness of the 2019 vintage, but adds a depth of flavour too. On the palate it’s pure raspberry fruit, juicy and vibrant, with smooth tannins and a touch of liquorice on the finish.
Tobia ‘Cuvee’ Blanco, Rioja, Spain x 2
Like its Tinto sibling, the Tobia Blanco is a blend of grapes, vineyards and vintages. Here, we have Viura and Tempranillo Blanco, along with a splash of Garnacha Blanco and Chardonnay, from both 2018 and 2019. Initial aromas are enticingly ripe – peach, pear and pineapple – but the palate offers more freshness in the form of lemon and pithy grapefruit. Delicate use of oak comes through as subtle vanilla and cinnamon on the finish, to make this a complex yet very fresh, drinkable wine.
Tobia ‘Selection de Autor’ Rioja, Spain 2017 x 2
The incredible depth and concentration of flavour in this wine comes down to the quality of fruit. The Tempranillo, which makes up 80% of the wine, is sourced from a 40 year old plot and the Garnacha is from a vineyard almost 90 years young. These old vines provide the wine with an intensity of bramble fruit and cherry, cocoa and violet. The perfectly judged oak supports the fruit rather than dominates it, and there is a lively seam of acidity running through to the long, satisfying finish.
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– Voucher valid for Spanish Wine Week Selection Box. Case of 6 Wines.
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