Requena (Valencian Community)

Requena (Valencian Community)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: 430 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Los Balagueses VP

Pago Los Balagueses is a state wine made in the southwest of Utiel-Requena (Valencia Community). It was established as Vino de Pago in 2011.

The vineyards enjoy a Mediterranean climate, which at the same time is lightly Continental because of its altitude and its distance from the sea. The average annual temperature is of 14º. The Balagueses vineyard is a sandy and calcareous plot of land, with limestone being predominant and with a sandy base, typical to the area due to the erosion of the land slope. In this vineyard there has never been used any pesticides, so the soil is alive.

For the aging, they use oak barrels from French and Central European forests, besides a recent line of research with the aging of red wines in terracotta amphorae.

Regulatory Council

VP Los Balagueses
Ctra. El Pontón-Utiel, Km3
46340 Requena
Tel.: +34 96 232 06 80

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Los Balagueses VP

Area under vine
16 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
780 m.
Soil types
Calcareous-sandy soil.
Principal grapes (w)
Principal grapes (r)
Syrah, Garnacha Tintorera and Tempranillo.
Maximum crop
Whites 2,800 kg/ha; Reds 4,000 kg/ha
50 %
Production 2013
330 hl
Production 2014
250 hl
Production 2015
280 hl