Bodegas Cueva, Utiel Requena Tinto (2018)
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Valencia, Spain -- Compare to unoaked Rioja, medium body with a core of pure red fruit. Aromatic violets with notes of black fruit, plums and licorice to complement the red fruit core. Crunchy acidity, soft tannins and a mineral backbone.
Mariano Taberner is committed to biodiversity and the health of his vineyards. He knows his land intimately and seemingly effortlessly imparts a Mediterranean essence into his wines. Some of his vines are over 100 years old. He started Bodega Cueva in 2000 and thankfully the land had not been sprayed previous to that.
This is a blend of Syrah, Bobal, Garnacha grown certified organic on sandy-calcarious soils at 650-700m altitude. Harvested and fermented with native yeasts. As with all the wines here they are unfiltered, unfined, and with no additions of sulfur. The wine ages for a year in stainless steel and are medium-bodied with a freshness unexpected from Valencian Mediterranean red wines.