Tahon de Tobelos Reserva Rioja is the flagship wine from Tobelos Bodegas y Vinedos and is 100% Tempranillo. Bodegas Tobelos is a relatively new wine project in Rioja which was founded in late 1999 through the hard work and vision of current manager Ricardo Reinoso. Reinoso, who has many years experience in managing wineries in the Rioja Denominacion de Origen, brought together investors from around the world who shared his same ideals and wished to create a top quality Rioja wine. Tobelos has a magnificent, minimalistic, modern winery located at Brinas, the gateway to La Rioja. Tobelos sources it grapes from a number of contracted growers with many small plots, totalling around 15 hectares, with an average vine age of 20 years old. Many of these plots are at the top limit of altitude for grape growing. Tobelos also own their own, older vineyards (some 3 hectares) surrounding the winery called Mocotero and Los Quinones. The grapes for the Tahon de Tobelos Reserva Rioja come from Tobelos’ own vineyards between the villages of Brinas and San Vincente which have an average age of 55 years. Made frmo 100% Tempranillo. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed prior to a 9 day fermentation, twice daily pumping over but this time with a maceration period of 22 days on the skins. The wine also undergoes malolactic fermentation in new oak casks. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 14 months. Production around 32,000 bottle per vintage.