Last Wednesday June 6th , Murviedro introduced their new range in an amazing and cozy event surrounded by friends , colleagues and press , and also premiered their new ranges ‘La Casa de la Seda’, ‘Pugnus’, ‘Galeam’ and ‘Audentia’, each of them with their own essence, personality and identity. The wines are strongly differentiated by the three Denominations of Origin, “Valencia”, “Utiel-Requena” and “Alicante” and their new flagship identity, ‘La Casa de la Seda’ that was launched at the beginning of 2018, coinciding with the Bodegas 90th Anniversary.
The new brand “Muri Veteres” goes back to its history, to its roots, in a clear allusion to the old walls that surrounded the old ‘Villa’ of Requena, which were key testimony in the numerous fights during the Reconquest period . “Pugnus” is the name chosen by the winery to represent the DOP Utiel-Requena range, which means “Fight/Struggle” in Latin. A clear tribute to the growers that struggled very hard to keep their lands and vineyards to make great wines. The range is composed of a red reserve, a red and a young rosado under the DOP Utiel Requena, from a selection of the iconic Bobal variety.
“Audentia” , or Courage in Latin is the name for the DOP Valencia range, and it was another feature that characterized the inhabitants of Valencia during the Reconquest period and which includes a white Sauvignon Blanc/Muscat, a rosado Cabernet Sauvignon, a Petit Verdot and a red reserve which is a blend of Tempranillo, Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. All of them convey the soul of the authentic Valencian wine personality, very expressive on the nose, good pass on the palate and a long pleasant after-taste.
We tried them paired with a great selection of “tapas” made by Grupo Rex for this special release, at the Alqueria de Campanar venue.
Finally to complete the presentation a third range called”Galeam”, in Latin “Helmet,” which symbolizes the protection of people facing adversity, taking care of its vineyards and traditions to pass them on future generations.
This range is made up of a red crianza made from a selection of Monastrell grapes, an organic white Dry Muscat and a 100% red Monastrell also organic, all made under DOP Alicante . As all of you know Monastrell and Muscat are the most widely varieties grown in the Alicante area and this range shows all the Monastrell richness, very expressive on the nose, cherry deep colour, complex, elegant and velvety in the mouth. The presentation was conducted by Marc Grinn, Managing Director of Murviedro and Xavier Solano, Commercial Director in a relaxing and friendly environment.
A special mention for their flagship top wine “La Casa de la Seda” , from selected Bobal vines of over 100 years of age from Finca Ardal and named after the new visitor centre in Requena´s old town. Intense red colour, purple flashes, it has long legs, a fruity point on the nose and in the mouth blackcurrant, aromatic herbs, violets and spices such as saffron. An unforgettable evening with the Murviedro family and their new wines and labels inspired by the beauty of the drawings of ancient silk fabrics that were traded during the era of the Silk Road which Valencia was an important part of.