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Bobal de Autor, a rising star by Ray Mariscal

Bobal de Autor is a rising star in the world of Spanish wines. This creation by oenologist Ray Mariscal has been awarded the Gold Medal in the 2023 Berliner Wein Trophy competition, which has generated great interest in the wine industry and has placed Bobal de Autor with D.O. of Manchuela on the international map.

Ray Mariscal, the renowned winemaker at Señorío de Iniesta, a winery located in the Castilla-La Mancha region. Since its founding in 1944, Señorío de Iniesta has been committed to producing high-quality wines using native grape varieties. And the Bobal de Autor is a good example of this.

The Bobal grape is a native variety of Spain, native to the Utiel-Requena region and the neighboring Castilian-La Mancha region of Manchuela. It is a grape that can produce high-quality wines, but has often been used to make low-cost, low-quality wines. However, Ray Mariscal saw the potential in this grape and decided to make a high-end wine that would highlight its qualities.

From the field to the bottle, Ray Mariscal has supervised the entire production process of Bobal de Autor. The grapes are carefully selected and carefully transported to the winery to avoid damaging them. Once there, the grapes are destemmed and cold macerated for 12 hours to extract the maximum flavor and aroma.

The fermentation process is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25°C for 21 days. The result is an intense and deep red wine with aromas of red fruits, spices and hints of vanilla. On the palate, it is a full-bodied wine, with soft tannins and a long and persistent finish. It is a young wine to enjoy now, which is at its optimum moment.

The gold medal at the 2023 Berliner Wein Trophy is a great achievement for Bobal de Autor and Ray Mariscal. This contest is one of the most prestigious in the world and attracts participants from all over the world. The gold medal is a recognition of the work and dedication of Ray Mariscal and his team in making an exceptional wine.

Bobal de Autor is an example of how an indigenous and often underestimated grape can produce a high quality wine with the help of an expert and committed winemaker. Ray Mariscal has shown that the Bobal grape has great potential and has created a wine that is not only delicious, but also unique and distinctive.

In addition, the success of Bobal de Autor also highlights the importance of valuing and supporting native grape varieties. In many wine regions, indigenous varieties have been pushed aside in favor of the more popular international varieties. However, landraces can offer unique and distinctive characteristics that cannot be found in other varieties.

Bobal de Autor is a wine that has stood out in the Spanish wine industry thanks to the work and dedication of oenologist Ray Mariscal. The gold medal at the 2023 Berliner Wein Trophy is well-deserved recognition of the work behind this exceptional wine. The Bobal de Autor is a sample of the importance of valuing and supporting native varieties and how, with the help of an expert oenologist, they can produce high-quality and distinctive wines.

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