Utiel-Requena DO

Utiel Requena DO Wine Area Map
Utiel Requena DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Located in the western part of the Valencia Region, this is the largest and the most homogeneous inland of this area’s three DOs . It is named after two neighbouring towns, Utiel and Requena.

Today it is establishing its own identity, promoting the Bobal grape, and at the same time, producers are learning to take maximum advantage of the excellent growing conditions, particularly well adapted to organic vineyards. In addition, the area has attracted increased investment in new, well-equipped bodegas and replanted varieties. As a result, red wines are now being made up to Gran Reserva level.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Utiel-Requena
Sevilla, 12 - Apartado Correos 61
46300 Utiel
Valencia
Tel.: +34 962 171 062
secretario@utielrequena.org
www.utielrequena.org

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Utiel-Requena PDO

 

Producers are learning to take maximum advantage of the excellent growing conditions, particularly well adapted to organic vineyards.

Utiel Requena DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Utiel Requena DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

34,000 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

720 m.

Soil types

Mostly brown soil over limestone.

Principal grapes (w)

Macabeo, Merseguera, Planta Nova (indigenous), Chardonnay, Parellada, Verdejo, Moscatel de grano menudo and Sauvignon Blanc.

Principal grapes (r)

Bobal , Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

Production
Maximum crop

Reds: 7,500 kg/ha (low bush) and 9,100 kg/ha (trellising on wires). Whites: 8,000 kg/ha (low bussh) and 9,700 (trellising on wires).

Yield

74 %

Production 2013

377,181.88 hl

Production 2014

289,981.68 hl

Production 2015

386,784.47 hl