Utiel-Requena is the new kid on the block. It is a relative newcomer, both to wine lists and to wine shelves. Its wines, and especially its lively reds and bright rosés, have a refreshingly contemporary feel, making them a welcome entrant to the diversity of the new Spain. Yet winemaking in Utiel-Requena is not in the least new.
Spain’s Bobal grape is a distinctive native variety that finds its best expression in its heartland of Utiel-Requena. Simon Field MW offers a guide。
From Champagne Laurent-Perrier's Grand Siècle to the more recently launched Penfolds G3, how common are multi-vintage blends and what is the reason for them?
Syrah and Shiraz wines come from the same grape variety but the use of both names has its historical roots in two powerhouses of production - France’s Rhône Valley and Australia.