Indicative blend: Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Monastrell, Mando and Merlot.
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)
Valencia is a wine zone on the east coast of Spain. The city of Valencia, founded by the Romans around 138 B.C., is home to one of the busiest ports in Europe and the most important on the Mediterranean Sea. It boasts a roaring tourist trade; many tourists flock to nearby beaches, marvel at Roman and Arabic architecture, celebrate local festivals or enjoy a plate of paella.
While most of the Valencia DO's vineyards are found inland, the port has played a crucial part in nurturing the wine trade.
Archaeologists have established that winemaking in Valencia dates back thousands of years. The region's reputation has fluctuated over the years and in the past 50 it has been known mostly for the production of bulk wines. Today, however, many estates have shed that image and are employing updated viticultural techniques to create modern, stylish wines.... more
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