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Tanuki Bob 2018

Tanuki Bob

2018
Mallorca (Spain)
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Coming across a single-variety Manto negro wine is always great news, but if this wine has been touc...

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£14.51

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Tanuki Bob 2018

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Coming across a single-variety Manto negro wine is always great news, but if this wine has been touched by the magic wand of the team at the 4 Kilos Vinícola winery in Felanitx, then the news is even more exciting. For this project they have worked with the Amadip Esment Foundation, a body working to improve the quality of life and promote equal opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Tanuki is the Japanese name for the raccoon dog, an animal which forms an important part of the ancestral culture of Japan, and is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The winery describes the Tanuki Bob wine as "an easy-going, cheeky, and mischievous animal that likes to do nothing better than to eat, drink, and scratch its tummy".

The whole grapes undergo a semi-carbonic maceration in 4,000-litre oak foudres and the resulting wine then spends nine months in these casks. It then stands in stainless steel tanks for a further nine months before being bottled. The grape vines are cultivated ecologically in a pebble-laden reddish soil (reminding us of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) with a covering of vegetation to encourage the variety and richness of the life found there.

With a pale and bright ruby red colour, this wine gives off energy. The way the light reflects on it shows off its vigour and verticality. It has aromas of mountain herbs, wild strawberries, liquorice, shrubs and stones. When being consumed, it is agile but complex; tannic, fresh, and tempting. It has hints of Burgundy wines, or even Galician ones; flowery, ethereal, and seductive, from a rustic base.

Food pairing

Veal carpaccio / Cheeses with herbs / Roasted pork

Production

ORGANIC

    Recommendations

    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
    • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

    Customer reviews

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    by: Tekio (29 Jul) - Vintage 2017

    Tanuki Bob 2017

    Aunque la añada 2016 me pareció más fresca y golosa, es un monovarietal de manto negro que me chifla, para beber y beber

    by: SMITH (11 Mar) - Vintage 2017

    Me ha gustado

    Vino muy interesante ligero y con sabor de fruta fresca. Una excelente relación calidad precio para tener en la bodega para cualquier momento.

    by: eva sjostedt (21/09/2019) - Vintage 2016

    wonderful

    a nice light and fruity wine that tastes very nice. much wine for the money. a lovely wine quirky simple

    by: V. Ferrer (19/09/2019) - Vintage 2016

    Riquísimo monovarietal de Mantonegro

    Nunca había probado un Mantonegro y desde luego este ha sido un excelente punto de partida. Es un vino que tiene algo especial, no es lo mejor que he probado pero sí que tiene algo que lo hace distinto. Un vino muy recomendable.

    by: Rafael (29/08/2019) - Vintage 2016

    Fresco

    Se trata de un vino fresco y afrutado. He echado de menos un mínimo de profundidad, demasiado ligero. Me gustan más las otras propuestas de la bodega: Gallinas & Focas, 12 volts y por supuesto 4 kilos.

    4 Kilos Vinícola

    4 Kilos Vinícola

    Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero are the two partners in this bodega, producing wines under the geographical indication of Vino de la Tierra de Mallorca, with a passionate and overriding belief in quality without the need for a huge financial commitment: '4 kilos' alludes to the modest initial investment of 4 million pesetas.