80 Years Old Vines
The 80 years wine for me is one of the reasons why I love this wine.
Firstly, it’s made from a grape variety, Bobal. It’s a not very known, local, indigenous Spanish grape.
It doesn’t have a nice sphere shape, but it has a lovely character.
It’s very juicy, it has some nice front structure and the benefits from the time spent in oak.
This wine is called 80 Years because in this region, there were many vineyards that survived Phylloxera, which was a vine disease. So the vineyards in this region are some of the oldest in the world. Some of these vines are between 80 and 100 years old.
And when vines get really really old they become gnarly, twisted and very thick. And the grapes they produce can be very intense and rich.