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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Alicante Bouschet

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

  • 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...

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  • Valtier Reserva 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Vytautas Leskauskas

  • Aranleón Ahora Do Rotwein Trocken Domino Aranleón Spanien Utiel-Requena-Ökowein Rotwein Trocken Spanien 2008


    This came as a restaurant recommend with a main course of red deer. It was an excellent accompaniment, so much so that we ordered a case for ourselves at home. Read More

    Wine review by mess7777

  • Bodegas Gandía Utiel-Requena Reserva Hoya de Cadenas 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by dmuller1990

  • Torre Oria Tempranillo-Shiraz 2012


    I don't have much fancy jargon to add here, but all I can say is that the nose on this wine was so lusciously enticing and full and candied, yet did not taste overly sweet (ugh). It has started me on a quest to taste more Tempranillo. Read More

    Wine review by WineFueled

  • Torreoria Utiel-Requena Reserva 2001


    Very interesting...Received as a gift last christmas, and due to ignorance and judging by the label I basically wrote this off. Popped and poured at my folk's house and was met with a pretty vibrant wine, though a muted nose there is a distinct pomegranate flavor with strong acidity and tannins...surprising for a 2001. After watching some t.v., ... Read More

    Wine review by JonDerry

  • Bles Vino Ecologico Crianza 2006


    The fruit is sourced from our old Monastrell and Bobal non irrigated bush vines and our younger Cabernet Sauvignon on irrigated double cordon. Bushes were hand harvested from October 1st. for the Monastrell. Trellised vines were machine harvested from October 20th.Colour: intensive ripe cherry red. Nose: chocolate and balsamic fragrance, very... Read More

    Wine review by Domashenko

  • Hoyas de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo 2005


    2005Hoya de Cadenas Reserva TempranilloColor:Ruby Red, slightly burnt orange on the rim, Opacity-8Legs:Med-HeavyNose:Black Cherry, Vanilla, Caramel, blackberriesTaste:Starts really bright in the front, mostly dry, really nice strong fruit, blackberries, raspberries, acidity is refreshing and perfectly balances mid-level tannins. Body is light t... Read More

    Wine review by akdallaire

  • Fuenteseca Organic Red Bobal-Cabernet 2008


    Flavorful and fruity! Read More

    Wine review by SimplyOrganic

  • Val Conde Reserva Do 2004


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    Wine review by mikechil

  • Val Conde Utiel-Requena Reserva 1996


    I got to this wine bottle by accident. I was at my mothers house and told her hey lets open a bottle of wine and have some Manchego Cheese. She came with this Val Conde Reserva 1996 bottle and I was like hmmm with did this come from. So we opened it and amazingly it was one of the best wines we have ever tasted, this is hard to believe but true.... Read More

    Wine review by miguel angel21

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