SanJuan’s bobal project started in 2008 when we decided to rent the old SanJuan Cooperative to create 100% bobal red and rose, fermented and matured in the centennial raw concrete tanks.
100% Bobal from the old San Juan vines. Dry land vineyards, using a traditional goblet pruning system on chalky soils, cared for and caressed by the Mediterranean climate.
Bobal de San Juan was born out of the desire to create a wine capable of giving prestige to the Bobal grape, which has not attained the recognition and reputation it deserves. The fifth generation of the Valsangiacomo family, took on the challenge of creating a wine that would show the typical Bobal character to international markets. To achieve this, the link with the vine growers from the hamlet of San Juan (Utiel-Requena), a small village that lives and breathes Bobal, has been crucial, along with their collaboration.
San Juan is located 80 km from the Mediterranean coast in the region of Utiel-Requena, an area known as the high plateau of Valencia. The altitude of the agricultural area ranges from 580 metres above sea level at the lowest area to 700 metres at the highest areas. The climate in this region is completely Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and cold winters with a typical continental temperature pattern of large temperature fluctuations. Rainfall is minimal during the summer months when the grapes develop and ripen. This is very important for the fruit’s state of health and in reducing the use of phytosanitary products.
Another key factor that helps the grape to ripen is the easterly wind known as solano. This begins to blow in the second half of August and helps to cool night temperatures and to increase the temperature changes between day and night.