Utiel-requeña Wine

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Utiel-Requena is a wine region within the Valencia province in Spain. Wines have been produced here continuously since the 7th century BC, starting with the Iberians, with continuing evolution through the Romans. Wine production managed to survive through two conditions which otherwise halted production in most of Europe: It was tolerated throughout the Moorish occupation, despite Muslim law forbidding alcohol consumption and production. And it survived Phylloxera in the late 1800s because most of the wines are produced from the Bobal grape, which is largely resistant to the pesky mites. This was a particular boom to the area during this crisis. Wines were exported through the port of Valencia to the rest of Europe, which was otherwise lacking in a source for local wine for many years until the American-hybrid grafting cure was discovered. A further boost came in the way of railroad construction connecting Utiel with the rest of Valencia. 
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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

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  • Dominio de la Vega Chardonnay Blend Utiel-Requena Arte Mayor NV


    From Utiel-Requena NOT Catalunya. This is a RED wine not white. This is a terrific example of bobal grape in all its glory made from vines over 90 years old. Slightly more expensive than its competitors. Great wine. Read More

    Wine review by okifurbi

  • Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs Vintage Tempranillo Utiel-Requena D.O 2009


    Lightly herbal, floral and vanilla-scented blueberry and blackberry fruit greet the nose over bacon fat-coated herb and earth notes. This is lively and fresh on entry with hints of stone and herb under transparent, barely ripe raspberry fruit with some strawberry seed notes. Not powerful nor terribly complex, this is an open knit and easy going ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs Tempranillo Crianza Utiel-Requena D.O 2006


    With wisps of smoke, tobacco, oily herbs and rocks on the nose, this smells intriguing with late arriving floral notes and just a hint of raspberry and nutty oak. This has a very fine texture in the mouth. Soft tannins, integrated acidity and a lovely transparent texture let this slide across the palate, delivering light washes of raspberry and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal Utiel-Requeña 2009


    Peppery blueberry and raspberry notes with violets on the nose. Palate offers up some of the same elements on the nose. Med bodied balanced well with fruit acid and tannins. Feminine delicate characteristics. Some light vanilla earthy notes. Neat to try a new indigenous varietal from Spain, bobal. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs Tempranillo Crianza Utiel-Requena D.O 2006


    Fresh mineral aroma with mild herbs and mountain berry and peach fruit. Really great umami in the body, which has well blended acidity and notes of chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Vera de Estenas "Pg" Madurado En Barrica Bobal Utiel-Requeña 2009


    red cherry nose....very light bodied with powerful tannins and decent balance...earthy finish thats lasts pretty long Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Iranzo Fields Albero Sparkling White 2010


    We normally don't care for most sparkling wines, but this is a very nice organic version. The flavor is cool and crisp, without being overly dry. The subtle fruitiness gives this sparkling wine just enough complexity to make it pleasureful. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Vicente Gandía Pla Bodegas Gandía Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Privada NV


    Red fruit on the nose, and on the palate. Med acid, low-med tannin, with a little oak and red fruit. Table wine, maybe with a red sauce. Read More

    Wine review by julesroi

  • Vicente Gandia Generacion 1 Red Blend 2001


    22/01/20122006Amb un trinxat.Cirera picota capa alta amb ribet ataronjat. Molt mediterrani, fruïta vermella madura, llegue es especiats, al cap d'una estona tabac i regalèssia.En boca fruïta, tabac, acidesa i tañimos equilibrats.Poc complexe però saborós i amb bon treball de barrica. Read More

    Wine review by tapdesuro

  • Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal Utiel-Requeña 2009


    Nice with red meat...black cherry and current....per Dave: it's a big wine Read More

    Wine review by passionflour

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