Utiel-Requena

Utiel and Requena are two towns located within Valencia province; the DO zone named after them is the largest and furthest inland of Valencia’s three wine zones. Its metier is red wines made from Bobal: honest, simple stuff that is excellent for blending with the lighter wines of Valencia to create a wine with the right balance.

The vineyards of Utiel-Requena are hot and high, planted between 600 and 900 metres above sea level. The climate here is the second most harsh in Spain (after La Mancha), with summer highs up to 40ºC and winter lows down to -15ºC- although such actual extremes are rare. The river Magro runs down from the north, bringing alluvial soils with it.

As well as Bobal, which takes up around eighty per cent of the vineyard, other red grapes grown in the D.O. include Tempranillo (recommended for replanting in former Bobal sites) and Garnacha. For white wines, the main grapes are Macabeo, Merseguera and Planta Nova. There are also experimental plantations of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. There are wines inevitable jóvenes in all three colours; the best are made from Merseguera and Macabeo for whites, Garnacha and Bobal for rosados, and Bobal with more or less Tempranillo for reds. A small amount of red crianza is also produced.

Lately Bobal grape is experiencing a rehabilitation which has proved capable, in the right hands, of making excellent, concentrated, and complex wines.



Wines from this Region

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La Malkerida Rose 2014 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Malkerida Rosé 2015

Region Utiel-Requena

Producer Cia Vitivinícola del Mediterráneo

Variety Bobal

Type Rosé

£11.29

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La Malkerida Bobal Utiel-Requena de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

La Malkerida Bobal 2014 Utiel-Requena

Region Utiel-Requena

Producer Cia Vitivinícola del Mediterráneo

Variety Bobal

Type Red

£11.29

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El Sueno de Bruno Utiel-Requena de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

El Sueño de Bruno Bobal 2012 Utiel-Requena

Region Utiel-Requena

Producer Cia Vitivinícola del Mediterráneo

Variety Bobal

Type Red

£18.79

inc VAT