Bovale Sardo (Graciano) is an underrated grape that has been making a comeback in its native Rioja. Korem blends the low-yielding and deeply-colored Bovale Sardo for aroma and acidity, with Carignano for tannin, and Cannonau for fruit and body to achieve an elegant wine of layered complexity.
"Good full ruby. Big, huge broodingly youthful and monolithic wine hinting at chocolaty herb, vanilla, smoke and dark plum aromas and flavors. Closes long and with youthfully chewy but noble tannins. Cellar this for at least a couple of years then enjoy for another eight after that." VINOUS
"I love the combination here of steak tartar with bright blue fruit, such as brambleberries and blueberries and hints of smoke and cassis bush. Full-bodied and chewy on the palate, which is driven by the plush fruit and mellow acidity, but remains very on point and somehow steely." JAMES SUCKLING
Grape Varieties: 55% Bovale, 35% Carignano, 10% Cannonau