Get to know more about the people and the land of Utiel-Requena...
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?