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Justina de Moya Bobal
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Justina de Moya Bobal 2015

Valencia and Murcia, SpainBodega De Moya was the long-awaited dream of Belgian businessman Yves Laurijssens, who left his factories behind and followed his wine passion to the mountains tucked behind Valencia. The poor, sandy soiled vineyards range from 800-950m, and he works with vines (predominantly bobal) up to 95 years old. Justina is one of three bobal-dominant wines produced (this splashed with 7 percent cabernet sauvignon and three percent syrah). Four months of oak nurtures these 15-25-year-old vines, the youngest in the winery's bobal trio. Dense crimson berry, cassis, wild black cherry, leather, with raspy peppercorns. Tannins are sticky and dense (as per bobal) but acidity is bright, reflective of altitude. The finish is short and sweet on this youthful, approachable wine.Tasted: 10 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.00 private wine shops Producer: Bodegas Casa de MoyaDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Blend: Bobal - Shiraz - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 167616UPC: 8414606669349