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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Utiel-Requena, large, workmanlike Spanish wine region producing some sturdy reds, and mostly rosés, in the hills inland from valencia in south-east Spain (see map under spain). Utiel-Requena is the coolest of the five wine regions of the levante and was once famous for its heavy doble pasta reds. Consequently the region is dominated by the sweet, dark bobal grape variety although the tempranillo vine has become important this century, followed by Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Utiel-Requena produces large amounts of grape concentrate.