We went, or rather, returned to visit one of our favourite wineries: Vini Mura.
When we talk about Mura, it is like telling a little piece of our family; we have known this beautiful winery in Gallura for more than ten years and immediately fell in love with their wines, their philosophy and the beautiful people that Marianna and Salvatore are.
This company was founded in 1975 thanks to Filippo Mura, the founder of the family, who immediately realised the great potential of the Azzanidò valley where he owns a twenty-hectare plot of land, nine of which are planted with vines. For some time, bulk wine was produced here to satisfy the needs of family and friends. When first Salvatore and then Marianna joined the company, they began to refine the technique and start bottling with truly extraordinary results.
At the cellar door, Salvatore explains how the wonderful vineyard in front of us is cared for day after day, and how the small company of yesteryear has now taken on a larger dimension. In recent years, in fact, the new production wing has been built with the fascinating barrique cellar where the wine matures in vats of fine wood before continuing its ageing in the bottle.
We move upstairs to the large room overlooking the entire vineyard where Marianna is waiting for us and has already set the table for the most awaited moment: the tasting.
During this visit we focused mainly on the three different interpretations of Vermentino di Gallura: Cheremi, Sienda (our Vermentino of the heart) and Sienda Il Decennio. It is amazing how the Mura brothers manage to give us three such different wines from the same grapes, in the same vineyard and with the same exposure (they will reveal a few little secrets later…).
We also made a small diversions to (re)discover their great reds: Baja, IGT Isola dei Nuraghi from local red grapes and Cortes, 100% Cannonau grapes.
We had been wanting to visit Vini Mura again for a long time, and we finally did!
We advise everyone, wine enthusiasts or not, to do the same by booking your guided tasting in advance.