Mustiguillo must surely be one of the most interesting wineries on Spain's Valencian coast. This winery, set up in a completely restored and refurbished old country farm near Utiel, was founded in 1998 by the Sarrión family.
Toni Sarrión, in charge of the winery, has successfully reinvented Bobal, creating a unique, pure Bobal using environmentally-friendly viticulture and respecting the land on which he works. His first Finca Terrerazo and Quincha Corral wines, from the 2000 vintage, showed the previously unknown potential of the native Valencian grape and has brought a new dimension to the production of great wines, so coveted by oenophiles today.
Very bright, garnet hue with purplish tints.
Powerful aromas of ripe fruit (plums), sweet spices and aromatic wood against a balsamic backdrop, giving the wine a nice fresh feel.
Potent and full of flavour, showing elegance and finesse. Good length, high quality tannins and nice acidity across the palate. A fruity aftertaste with balsamic aromas (eucalyptus).
Produced only in the best years, this wine is made from grapes grown in two old small vineyards ("Quincha" means "small vineyard" locally), planted in 1948 and 1919, bush trained and strictly dry (no irrigation).
They appear to have hit the right note in this 2011 vintage, showing us the way forward, with a wine that brings out the very best of the local Bobal grape, showing it at the peak of its purity, complexity and elegance. This is a powerful yet subtle, fine, complex and concentrated wine, which showcases the qualities which can be obtained from the native Bobal variety.
Recommended with a braised wild boar civet with a Bobal wine sauce.