39°32'14" N


1°10'03" W




about this subregion

The Utiel-Requena sub-region, nestled in the heart of Spain's expansive wine country, is a place of extraordinary beauty and viticultural significance. Located within the Valencia wine region, Utiel-Requena boasts a unique environment that has fostered the growth of some exceptional grape varieties.

This sub-region's environment is characterized by a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The undulating landscape, with its rocky soils and varying altitudes, creates an ideal setting for vineyards. The region benefits from the cooling influence of the Mediterranean Sea, which helps maintain a balance in temperature and humidity, crucial for grape cultivation.

In the Utiel-Requena sub-region, vineyards primarily feature several grape varieties that have adapted exceptionally well to this environment. Among the most planted red grape varieties, Bobal reigns supreme, demonstrating the region's deep-rooted connection with this indigenous grape. Alongside Bobal, international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have also found a home here, contributing to the region's diverse wine portfolio.

When it comes to white grape varieties, Tardana, Macabeo, and Merseguera take the lead. These grapes thrive in the sub-region's sunny climate and contribute to the production of refreshing and aromatic white wines.

Utiel-Requena, with its unique terroir and grape varieties, is a testament to the harmonious relationship between nature and winemaking, producing wines that reflect the essence of this exceptional Spanish wine region.


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Utiel-Requena is a wine region located in the Requena-Utiel region in the western part of Valencia. It covers 9 provinces: Camporrobles, Caudete de las Fuentes, Fuenterrobles, Siete Aguas, Sinarcas, Utiel, Requena, Venta del Moro and Villargordo del Cabriel.

This region has a continental climate moderated by Mediterranean influences. It has an average annual temperature of 14°C, an average annual thermal amplitude of 17°C and 484 mm of annual rainfall.

In the Utiel-Requena PDO, we can find different types of soils, but the most common are composed of sandstone, marl and clay.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Tardana, Macabeo, Merseguera

Nestled in the picturesque heart of Spain's Valencia region, the Utiel-Requena wine region is a hidden gem renowned for its vibrant red and white wines. Blessed with a continental climate and diverse terroirs, this area cultivates a superb range of grape varieties.

The dominant red grape in Utiel-Requena is the indigenous Bobal, celebrated for its resilience and ability to thrive in the region's challenging conditions. Bobal wines are a captivating symphony of dark fruits, aromatic spices, and earthy undertones. Full-bodied and richly textured, they embody the spirit of the land and express a sense of place unique to Utiel-Requena.

Garnacha Tintorera, another prized red grape, showcases its deep crimson hues and luscious flavors of ripe berries, pepper, and licorice. These wines are robust, yet velvety, creating a memorable tasting experience.

On the other hand, amongst the white wines of Utiel-Requena, Macabeo reigns supreme, displaying its refreshing nature with crisp apple and citrus notes. Bright and delightful, Macabeo wines are perfect companions for warm afternoons and a great match for lighter fare.

Tardana, an indigenous white grape, takes center stage for its charming floral aromas and delicate tropical fruit flavors. These wines offer a lovely balance of acidity and fruitiness, making them a delightful choice for a refreshing sip.

Utiel-Requena's red and white wines come together to paint a vibrant tapestry of flavors and aromas, reflecting the region's passion for winemaking and commitment to preserving its unique heritage. With each glass, wine enthusiasts are invited to discover the authenticity and allure of this captivating Spanish wine region.