La Bruna Bobal ‘Cepas Centenarias Arena’ 100% Bobal Bruno Murciano, Utiel-Requena, Valencia 2013
Bruno Murciano, Utiel-Requena, Valencia
“Bruno Murciano is a Spanish sommelier who works in London. Contrary to all odds, instead of investing in a flat in London, he decided to buy a Bobal vineyard in his homeland in Valencia […] they have produced a top-of-the-range red, El Sueño de Bruno a Bobal from chalky soils […] and there will be some more wines coming soon, like a fresh and pale Malkerida rosé and perhaps a new single-plot Bobal red from sandy soils.” Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate February 2015 Bruno Murciano, one of the UK’s most well regarded Spanish Sommeliers, with more than 16 years of international experience, is pursuing a lifelong dream to produce a range of wines made from Bobal in his native homeland of Utiel-Requena. Working alongside his brother Jose Luís who looks after the viticulture and winemaking with the initial help of David Sampedro, one of Rioja Alavesa’s 5 th generation of vine growers from an extremely talented winemaking family, they have combined their joint experience and passion to produce an amazing range of Artisan Family wines from high altitude 7 hectares of organically grown vineyards above 900m. Bruno and Jose Luís use artisanal methods and biodynamic techniques, with very little intervention in the cellar, whilst following the lunar biodynamic calendar to achieve the very best results.
Exclusively produced from a tiny plot of centenarian Bobal vines on sandy soils within the Las Brunas vineyard at 950m. Grapes hand harvested into 10kg crates, then transported via refrigerated trucks at 2°C to winery. Whole bunch fermentation with indigenous yeast in open top 4-5 year old oak casks of 500L. Matured for 24-30 months in the same barrels. Bottle aged for 24 months prior to release.Only 1 barrel made / 650 bottles.
Grapes: 100% Bobal