Utiel (Valencian Community)

Utiel (Valencian Community)

Max. Summer temp. : 41 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -6 ºC
Average rainfall: 400 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,700 hours annually

Utiel-Requena DO

Located in the western part of the Valencia Region, this is the largest and the most homogeneous inland of this area’s three DOs . It is named after two neighbouring towns, Utiel and Requena.

Today it is establishing its own identity, promoting the Bobal grape, and at the same time, producers are learning to take maximum advantage of the excellent growing conditions, particularly well adapted to organic vineyards. In addition, the area has attracted increased investment in new, well-equipped bodegas and replanted varieties. As a result, red wines are now being made up to Gran Reserva level.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Utiel-Requena
Sevilla, 12 - Apartado Correos 61
46300 Utiel
Tel.: +34 962 171 062

- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

- Regulatory Council, Utiel-Requena PDO

Area under vine
34,000 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
720 m.
Soil types
Mostly brown soil over limestone.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo, Merseguera, Planta Nova (indigenous), Chardonnay, Parellada, Verdejo, Moscatel de grano menudo and Sauvignon Blanc.
Principal grapes (r)
Bobal , Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Maximum crop
Reds: 7,500 kg/ha (low bush) and 9,100 kg/ha (trellising on wires). Whites: 8,000 kg/ha (low bussh) and 9,700 (trellising on wires).
74 %
Production 2013
377,181.88 hl
Production 2014
289,981.68 hl
Production 2015
386,784.47 hl