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Bruno Murciano L’Alegria Bobal

Some of the most interesting wines I come across currently are from Spain but with restaurants closed I don’t often come across them these days. So full marks to the enterprising London restaurant Arros QD for holding a Saturday night wine tasting to show off some of the wines that are normally on their list.

The wine I liked best was a biodynamic old vine Bobal called L’Alegria from from Utiel-Requena in the south of Spain which is made by former sommelier Bruno Murciano. I guess it would qualify as a natural wine though Bruno chooses to describe it as a ‘vino artesano’.

Like many modern Spanish reds it’s vibrant and brimming with ripe black cherry fruit - a joyous lipsmacking red

It went really well with the selection of Spanish meats and cheeses the restaurant sent over which included some deeply flavourful smoked beef (cecina) and chorizo from Leon but I’m thinking would also pair well with duck or even paella which is the speciality of that part of the world.

You can buy the wine from the restaurant or from Terra Wines who sell it for £13.75 (there’s a good description of the project on their website.)

I was sent this wine as a sample by Arros QD

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