Utiel-Requena
Utiel-Requena is located west of the province of Valencia (Spain), on a plateau more than 1,800 km2 circular, 700m above sea level and 70 km from the Mediterranean Sea. The make up 9 municipalities: Camporrobles, Caudete, Fuenterrobles, Siete Aguas, Sinarcas, Requena, Utiel, Venta del Moro and the Cabriel Villargordo, based in the building of th...
Utiel-Requena is located west of the province of Valencia (Spain), on a plateau more than 1,800 km2 circular, 700m above sea level and 70 km from the Mediterranean Sea. The make up 9 municipalities: Camporrobles, Caudete, Fuenterrobles, Siete Aguas, Sinarcas, Requena, Utiel, Venta del Moro and the Cabriel Villargordo, based in the building of the Bodega Redonda Utiel. Recognized as an appellation of origin in 1932, the cultivation of the vine and the wine tradition in the area has its origins in the S. VII. C. in the Iberian era, at the site of Los Villares Caudete, call Kelin city. In the Middle Ages had a great development from Requena's Charter (1265), granted by Alfonso X the Wise, which creates the "keeper of the vineyards". With an area of ​​over 40,000 hectares of vineyards, with over 7000 growers and 100 wineries registered. Under a continental climate with Mediterranean influence and limestone soils, permeable and poor in organic matter. The 94.27% of the area of ​​the vineyard is planted to red varieties, mainly the local variety Bobal, with 80% of production, followed by the Tempranillo, Grenache and Merlot, and the Tardana white grapes and Macabeo. They are made mostly Bobal red wines with intense color, full-bodied, complex flavors and a suitable index of tannins for aging. The types of wines produced in the appellation are:     Liquor Wine: made with Tardana and Bobal grapes.    Top: red first or second year without aging with 11.5 °, and white and pink over 11 º.    Tradition from the Bobal variety and a mixture of other varieties 30% maximum.    Matured in Oak: aged in oak barrels less than 6 months.    Crianza: aged for 24 months, including 6 months in oak.    Reserva: aged for 36 months, including 12 months in oak.    Gran Reserva: aged for 60 months, including 18 months in oak.
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