Utiel-Requena, Valencia, Spain
Established in 1945, Vera de Estenas is one of the most traditional producers with some of the oldest vine holdings in the region. The family’s mission is to preserve the production of wines from the local Bobal grape utilizing organic farming and traditional winemaking methods. The grapes are harvested by hand, and the wine is fermented in concrete tanks with native yeast, and raised half in concrete and half in used American oak barrels for 8 months. It is medium bodied, ripe, with bright acidity and shows notes of damson plums, spice, and earth.