While nearly forgotten now, Utiel Requena was crowned one of Spain’s first DOs in the 1930’s. Approximately 45 miles off the SE coast of the Mediterranean, within the Comunitat Valenciana, the arid, harsh climate from the northwest welcomes the strong Mediterranean influence of warming wind. The high altitude sites in Requena (1000m) are dotted with poor, organic soils of river rock, clay and limestone, making it the perfect setting for pesticide free farming practices.

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Technical Sheet

Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Farming: Harvest Method: Social Media:
Spain Valencia Utiel Requena Diego Morcillo 1965 Sustainable Manual and mechanical Instagram

Technical Table

Wine Name Varieties Average Vine Age Soil Elevage Filteration Fining
Utiel Requena Blanco ‘Aula’ 100% Macabeo 60 years Limestone, clay Stainless steel Yes No
Utiel Requena Tinto ‘Aula’ 100% Bobal 80 years Limestone, clay 3-6 months in old barrels Yes No
Utiel Requena Rosado ‘Aula’ 100% Bobal 80 years Limestone, clay Stainless steel Yes No
Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature NV Macabeo, Chardonnay 60 years Limestone, clay 42 months sur latte No No