Bobal de Sanjuan Viñas Viejas 2017 and Clos de Sanjuan 2014 Red 2017

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£ 64.60

(price per bottle £10.77)

General information

The Mediterranean essence of Bobal

Bobal is a typically Mediterranean grape – the most widespread in the D.O. Utiel-Requena – which has carved out a place for itself in recent years among the newly recovered varieties being used to make fine wines. This project is the brainchild of the Valsangiacomo brothers, the fifth generation of a family of winemakers of Swiss origin based in Valencia since 1904. In the past decade the Valsangiacomos set about sourcing the best old Bobal vines to give a further boost to the quality of these wines.

In the village of San Juan in the Requena area, they came across El Albardín: a 12-hectare plot planted with very low-yield vines between 70 and 80 years old. The Valsangiacomos purchased it from the local cooperative, making it the basis of their new range of Bobales. This vineyard, cultivated using sustainable practices, has given rise to Bobal de Sanjuan Viñas Viejas 2017 and Clos de Sanjuan 2014, which are produced according to traditional methods in cement vats, where they undergo micro-oxygenation to accentuate the fruity notes of the grape. Bobal de Sanjuan is a young red that is ideal for everyday drinking, whereas Clos de Sanjuan 2014 has been aged for 15 months in French oak and is made in more limited quantities.

The powerfulness and Mediterranean character of Bobal are expressed in these two mouth-filling, meaty reds packed with fruity and fresh flavours. Don’t miss the chance to try them.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red

Winery: Viticultores de San Juan Bautista y Valsangiacomo

Wine Region: D.O. Utiel-Requena

Grape varieties: 100% Bobal

Bottle size: 75Cl