The Bodegas Nodus Chaval Rosado hails from the Utiel-Requena region of Valencia, Spain. Winemaker Adolfo de las Heras Marin founded this massive 540 hectare property in the 1980’s. Currently his son is leading the wine making team. Bobal is the dominate red grape variety that commands 80% of the vineyard plantings. Once upon a time it was treated as a humble bulk grape, but winemakers have discovered that when proper attention is paid, Bobal can make an excellent wine. And give Monastrell a real run for it’s money. We’re partial to the Rosado wines made from Bobal. Fresh, lifted aromas with crisp red fruit flavors. The acidity climbs high with this wine, which is like adding salt to a dish to bring out its flavor. Wildly versatile, drink this wine spicy noodles or lasagna, most things work.
Tasting note: Turns out that Bobal makes a terrific Rosado, especially when made entirely from organically grown grapes in Valencia, Spain, and is affordable. These attributes tick many of our boxes so we jumped at the chance to stock this Bodegas Nodus Chaval Rosado. The aromas are clean and lifted, pounding red fruit aromas and flavors of strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. Sweet peach and citrus peel join all the red flavors, and a stinger of acidity moves from start to finish. Fantastic quality and value, four season sipper.