Located in the Western part of Valencia Region, the appellation is known mainly for its red wine production (95% of the surface is cultivated with red grape varieties).
Bobal grapes truly are the pride of Utiel-Requena. Native to the region, they give their best expression in red, clayish soils, at high elevation, under harsh climate conditions (dry summers).
Very productive and resilient to diseases, Bobal was used for a long time only for bulk wine production.
The first quality Bobal wine in the region was 'Bo', which fully expresses the essences of the land: intense color and character, powerful structure, spiciness, high level of tannins, good body, complex flavors. The varietal can also be used for carbonic maceration reds, as well as for fruity rosés with a unique color.
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BO Unico (100% Bobal)

D.O. Utiel-Requena
General Information
  • APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: Utiel - Requena
  • TYPE OF WINE: Varietal
  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Bobal.
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5%
  • GOES WELL WITH: Grilled fish, red meats, and semi-cured cheeses.
  • SERVE AT: 15/16 ºC
Tasting Notes
Vinification of the Bobal variety takes place in stainless steel tanks, maintained at 28ºC and macerated for 15 days with the skins. Then wine is subsequently aged for 9 months in French Allier medium-toasted oak casks.

This is a modern, elegant wine, with intense colour and fruit and rich cherry tones from its high acidity. In the nose it presents a range of wild fruit and toasted oak aroma. In the mouth the tannins are meaty and flavoursome, with a perfect blend between hints of fresh fruit and toasting notes, with a smooth, balanced, characterful finish.
Awards
  • 87 Points: Wine Enthusiast (USA)
  • Silver Medal: AWC Vienna (Austria)
  • 88 Points: Peñín Guide (Spain)
  • Gold Medal: Asia Wine Trophy (South Korea)
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Hoya de Cadenas Private Reserve (Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon)

D.O. Utiel-Requena
General Information
This wine comes from one of the most valued vineyards on the Hoya de Cadenas Estate, both for its soil composition and micro-climate, which govern particular ripening rhythms. The Tempranillo comes from the 'Vallejo Arroyo' vineyard, situated in the south of the property on terraces surrounded by woodland, ideal for obtaining elegant tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 'Viña Adriana' vineyard which is in a very sunny position, ideal for drawing out fruity aromas and polyphenols.
  • Type of wine: Tinto Reserva
  • Appellation of Origin: Utiel - Requena
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Tempranillo 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
  • GOES WELL WITH: Small game, red meat, lamb and cured cheeses
Tasting Notes

The grapes are harvested during the second fortnight of September. After lengthy maceration in contact with the grape skins, the wine is aged for 14 months in new American oak casks with a combination of toastings.

ORGANOLEPTIC ANALYSIS
It is of intense cherry colour. Its bouquet presents an aroma with rich nuances and hints of cocoa, roasted coffee and red fruits. On the palate it is meaty with an excellent blend of sweet tannins from the fruit and dry tannins from the wood.

Awards
  • Gold 'Zacillo': Award (Spain)
  • Gold medal: Tempranillos al Mundo (Spain)
  • Gold Medal: Public Choice Awards Quebec (Canada)
  • Gold Medal: EXPOVINO, International Fair (Perú)
  • 88 points, 4 stars BEST VALUE Guia Penin (SPAIN)
  • Silver Medal: World Wine Championships Award (USA)
  • Silver Medal: Mundus Vini (Germany)
  • Silver Medal: Vinodyenos (Lituania)
  • Silver Medal: AWC Vienna. (Austria)
  • Tempranillos al Mundo: Award (Denmark)
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Hoya de Cadenas Reserve (Tempranillo)

D.O. Utiel-Requena
General Information

The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an eco-paradise just 100 Km from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 200 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. Its situation on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca affords a particular micro-climate with heat variations from day to night which give the grapes their own special characteristics and encourages the accumulation of highly valued polyphenols.

All the vine stocks are supported on trellises and have a local irrigation system, entirely computerised, which is only used when rainfall is scarce. Pruning, pre-pruning and harvesting are all carried out using environmentally friendly techniques to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion.

  • Type of wine: Tinto Reserva
  • Appellation of Origin: Utiel - Requena
  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
  • GOES WELL WITH: Red meat, sausages, cheeses and pates
Tasting Notes

Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks kept at 25ºC. Ageing takes place in American oak casks for 12 months. The wine is then refined in bottles for at least one year until it attains the roundness and complexity that characterise our Reserve wines.

Organoleptic analysis

It has a clean appearance and intense deepness with red-vermillion hues. Its bouquet reveals complex aromas of ripe fruit and vanilla. On the palate, is a smooth, velvety wine with a elegant and spicy finish.

Awards
  • Best Buy : Wine Spectator (USA)
  • Best Spanish: Reserva under 8€ Wein Markt (Germany)
  • Gold Medal: Nova Scotia Wine Fair (Canada)
  • Gold Medal: Berliner Wein Trophy (Germany)
  • Best Utiel-Requena: (Spain)
  • Gold Star: Sante (USA)
  • Best Buy: Penge and Privatkonomy (Denmark)
  • Best import Wine: Wine&Gourmet (Israel)
  • Silver medal: San Antonio Express News (USA)
  • Silver medal: AWC Vienna (Austria)
  • Silver Medal: EXPOVINO (Peru)
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Hoya de Cadenas Single Estate Reserve (Tempranillo, Grenache)

D.O. Utiel-Requena
General Information
The grapes are harvested during the second fortnight of September. After lengthy maceration in contact with the grape skins, our Reserva wine provides a more structured complex blend with a minimum of 14 months in French Allier oak and a combination of toastings with an overall age of three years.
  • Type of wine: Red Wine
  • Appellation of Origin: Utiel - Requena
  • GRAPE VARIETY: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Grenache
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
  • GOES WELL WITH: Meats, Italian dishes, oriental cuisine, tapas
  • SERVE AT: 17-18ºC
Tasting Notes

Our Tempranillo Garnacha blend offers the best of both grape varietals. Our Tempranillo provides the structure and soft tannins, as well as a vast array of flavors of blackcurrants, chocolate and stewed fruit. Our Garnacha adds the body and aromatic lift in addition to the signature raspberry notes. It is of intense cherry colour. Its bouquet presents an aroma with rich nuances and hints of cocoa, roasted coffee and red fruits. 

On the palate it is meaty with an excellent blend of sweet tannins from the fruit and dry tannins from the wood.

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Marques de Chive Crianza (Tempranillo)

D.O. Utiel-Requena
General Information
  • Type of wine: Crianza
  • Appellation of Origin: Utiel - Requena
  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
  • GOES WELL WITH: An accompaniment for paella, meat dishes, roasts and medium mature cheeses
Tasting Notes

Marqués de Chivé is a full-bodied red wine, made with carefully selected Tempranillo grapes, and carefully aged in oak barrels. A round, well balanced wine, full of flavour.

Clean, brillant, dark cherry-coloured wine. The wine is complex on the nose, with well integrated vanilla aromas from the oak maturation. Smooth, rounded taste with hint of raspberry on the palate. Serve at 18ºC.

Awards
  • 86 Points: Wine Enthusiast (USA)
  • Gold Medal: Sélections Mondiales des Vins (Canada)
  • Silver Medal: Concours Mondial Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Silver medal: China Wine Awards (China)
  • Silver medal: AWC Vienna (Austria)
  • Silver medal: Les Citadelles du Vin (France)
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