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Rotwein 2015 D.O. Utiel-Requena las2ces, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Bobal 100%
Registration number: #CC-L2376EC5

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Last reviewed: 3 May, 2017
The Spanish DO area is located in the political region of Valencia in the Levant and is named after two cities in the centre of the area. Extreme climatic conditions prevail. In the hot summers there are temperatures up to 40 °C, in the cold winters up to minus 15 °C. The vineyards at 600 to 1,000 meters above sea level cover about 40,000 hectares. 32,000 of these alone are occupied by the red variety Bobal, which is traditionally grown in bush form. Most of them are over 50 and even up to 100 years old. Accordingly, the yields are very low, resulting in red wines rich in tannins and extracts. Other red varieties are Tempranillo with...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Bobal Noir, Carignan d'Espagne, Carignan d'Espagne à Fronton, Carignan Espagnol, Espagnol, Folle Blanche du Minervois, Provechón, Terret d'Espagna, Terret d'Espagne (France); Aprovechon, Balau, Balauro, Benicarló, Bobos, Coreana, Moravio, Morenillo, Panse Negro, Pobretón, Prunelar, Rageno, Rajeno, Requena, Requenera, Requeno, Tinta Madrid, Tinto de Requena, Tinto de Zurra, Tonto de Zurra, Valenciana, Valenciana Tinta, Valenciana Tinto, Vinate, Vinatela, Vinater, Vinatera, Vinate Tinto, Vinater Tinto (Spain). Nothing is known about the ancestry (parentage) or a...

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