🇪🇸SPAINThe Levante


GEOGRAPHY– Iberian Peninsula Coast(East), On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~

  • BETWEEN: Catalunya & Andalusia
  • “Middle Ground Between Continental Interior & Coastal Plain.”

🇪🇸VALENCIANAValencia


VALENCIANA IS:   DOC– 8         @ Valencia

  • BLANCO= Moscatel Romano AKA=Muscat Alexandria, Macabeo, Mersquera, Mando, Pedro Ximenez, Tortosi AKA=Bobal Blanc, Trepadell, Verdejo, Verdil
    • International– Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • TINTO= Bobal(Indigenous), Bonicaire, Garnacha Tintorera AKA=Alicante Bouschet, Garnacha, Monastrell, Mando, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY– Spain(East Coast), REGION-Valenciana, South of Catalunya ‘Region

  • PROVINCES– Alicante, Valencia, CastellonNorth of Mucia ‘Region’,  LATITUDE: 39.4* ‘N’
  • Sub-Zones/ DO.’s  Alicante DO., Alto Turia DO., Utiel-Requena DO., Valencia DO., Valentino DO.

TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”

SOILS= Metamorphic“, ”Sedimentary, Fluvial at Low-Lands, Calcareous

CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Continental Influence

CULTURE– Phoenician Wine History Dating Back to 6th. Century BC.

  • GASTRONOMY…Sea Food, Paella, Orange, Tubers AKA=Tiger Nuts
    • CHEESE


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UTIEL-REQUENA DO.     @Requena

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Merseguera, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Parellada, Tardana AKA=Coma/ Planta Nova, Verdejo
    • International– Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Bobal(Indigenous) 70%, Garnacha, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana(East)
    • VILLAGES: Requena, Utiel
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, ON PLATEAUSLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 597mt.-900mt.
    • On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/54km.)
  • SOILSMetamorphic“, “Sedimentary“, Terracotto(Alluvial Riverbed, Clay, Limestone)
  • CLIMATEMediterranean With” Continental Influences, +DIURNAL SHIFT
  • VITICULTURE– 36.000 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Doble Pasta, Espumoso, Cava Producing Sub-Zone In Utiel-Requena
    • Estate/ Producers– Aranleon, Bruno Murciano, Chozas Carrascal, Covinas, Dominio de la Vega, Faustino Rivero Ulecia, Lo Necesario, Nodus, Pago de Tharsys, Sierra Norte, Toro Loco, Torre Oria, Valsangiacomo, Vera de Estenas
  • CULTURE– Phoenician Wine History Dating Back to 6th. Century BC.
  • CAVA DO.
    • BLANCO= Chardonnay, Macabeo
    • TINTO= Pinot Noir
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Valenciana(North), East of Valencia-City, Near Coast(70km.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, ON PLATEAU, +Alt.900mt.
    • CLIMATE= Mediterranean with Continental Influences
    • VITICULTURE– ? haPlanted
    • VINICULTURE– SPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditional @Requena
      • Estate/ Producers– Enotec Val Conde, Hispano Suizas, Sierra Norte

VALENCIA DO.     @Valencia

  • BLANCO= Malvasia, Merseguera, Moscatel Alijandria, Planta Fina, Pedro Ximenez, Tortosi, Verdego, Verdil
  • TINTO= Bobal, Bonicaire, Garnacha, Garnacha Tintorera AKA=Alicante Bouschet, Mando, Monastrell, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana(North), East of Valencia-City(   km.)
    • “Non-Contiguous(3)”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Turia~River~
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE– 15,000 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURECAVASPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditional
    • Cava is Produced In +150 Villages In Spain, Including Regions of Valencia, La Rioja, Extramadura, but the Majority and Spiritual Home of Cava is Catalunya
  • Estate/ Producers– Los Frailes, Rafael Cambra
  • SUB-ZONES Of VALENCIA
    • ALTO TURIA
    • CLARIANO
    • MOSCATEL VALENTINO

  • ALTO TURIA DO.      @Chelva

    • BLANCO= Macabeo, Merseguera
    • TINTO= Bobal, Tempranillo
    • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, In Valencia DO.(North), @Hw.#CV35
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.700mt.-1,200mt.
      • On~Turia~River~
    • CLIMATE=Mediterranean, Cooler From Altitude Influence
    • SOILS= Metamorphic“, ”Sedimentary“, Calcareous
    • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers– Baldovar 923
    • CULTUREUNESCO– ~Biosphere Reserve~
  • VALENTINO DO.     @Casinos
    • BLANCO= Merseguera, Macabeo
      • International– Chardonnay, Semillon
    • TINTO= Garnacha, Tempranillo
      • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, In Valencia DO.(Central)
      • North-East of Valencia-City(   km.), @Hw.#CV35
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”,  SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.200mt.-750mt.
    • CLIMATE= Mediterranean
    • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers– El Villar(Co.Op.)
    • SUB-ZONES Of VALENTINO
      • CHESTE & MARQUESADO
      • CAMPOS De LIRIA SERRANIA
  • MOSCATEL DO.     @Godelleta
    • BLANCO= Moscatel
      • International– Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
    • TINTO=
      • International
    • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, In Valencia DO.(Central-Interior)
      • @Hw.#A3
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, SLOPES/ ? +Alt. 150mt. – 400mt.
    • CLIMATE= Mediterranean
    • VITICULTURE–  ?   haPlanted
    • VINICULTURESweet,  Fortified
      • Estate/ Producers
  • CLARIANO DO.     @Fontanars dels Alforins
    • BLANCO= Malvasia, Merseguera, Trepadell, Tortosi, Verdil
      • International– Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
    • TINTO= Garnacha, Monastrell, Tempranillo
      • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, In Valencia DO.(South), @Hw.#A35
      • SUB-ZONESVall d’Albaida
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, +Alt. 400mt. – 700mt.
    • CLIMATE= Mediterranean
    • VITICULTURE–  ?   haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers– Javier Revert, Pablo Calatayud, Sant Pere(Co.-Op.), Vinos de la Vina
    • SUB-ZONES Of CLARIANO
      • VALL D’ALBAIDA

ALICANTE DO.     @Alicante

  • BLANCO= Moscatel Alejandria, Airen, Macabeo, Merseguera, Planta Fina, Subirat, Trepadell, Verdil
    • International– Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Bobal, Garnacha, Garnach Tintorera, Monastrell
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana(South), “Non-Contiguous(3)”
    • SUB-ZONES– La Marina Vinalopo
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREFondillon– Monastrell, Unfortified, Solera, +AGED/ 6-10 yr. “Scolerò”
    • Mistelle– Adding Neutral Grape Spirit to Must Rather Than Fermenting Must to Produce Alcohol
    • -Mistelle Wines Yields a Sweeter Style (Because Fructose Has Not Been Converted to Alcohol) This Leads to a Wine More Fruity.
    • Estate/ Producers– Abanico, Artadi, Enrique, Vincente Gandia, Volver
  • SUB-ZONES Of ALICANTE
    • La MARINA VINALOPO

Vino de la Tierra’s of Valenciana & Murcia

  • BLANCO= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Valenciana
  • TINTO= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Valenciana
  • VITICULTURE– Wines In “VALENCIANA” Not Conforming to a DO.

ABANILLA VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– ?

CAMPO De CARTAJENA VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– ?

CASTELO VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE-?

TERRERAZO VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– ?

Vino de Pago VP.

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Vino Pago El Terrerazo VP.     @Utiel-Requena

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– Valencia
  • VITICULTURE–  89ha.

Vino Pago Los Balagueses VP.     @Utiel-Requena

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– Valencia
  • VITICULTURE–  18ha., Owned by Vegalfaro Vinedos y Bodegas

Vino Pago Chozas Carrascal VP.     @Utiel-Requena

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Valenciana, PROVINCE– Valencia
  • VITICULTURE– 40ha.


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