Utiel-Requena, Spain

At a Glance
  • Single vineyard of old bush pruned Bobal farmed organically.
  • High altitude - big diurnal temperature shifts keep this wine fresh in a Mediterranean climate.
  • Bobal is often associated with low quality wines but Temperamento shows when the vines are old and well farmed they can produce something seriously delicious!

Temperamento is made from the Bobal grape grown in Utiel-Requena. The D.O. of Utiel-Requena is located in Valencia in south eastern Spain. This area has a very warm Mediterranean climate, but the vineyards here are moderated by being at very high altitudes.

Bobal is the indigenous grape variety to this area and can be a very challenging variety to grow. Its vigor must be curbed in order to produce quality wines. Bodegas Sierra Norte which makes Temperamento, has very old vines of Bobal (many exceeding 60 years of age) that it farms organically near the town of Camporrobles.

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