Wines from the appellation of origin of VALENCIA Association of Valencia with the wine and the wine trade dates back to the Neolithic period. Excavations of ancient tombs have helped the archaeologists to document this tradition of cultivation of the vine. certainly, the long history of Valencia as an important port city has strengthened its con...
Wines from the appellation of origin of VALENCIA Association of Valencia with the wine and the wine trade dates back to the Neolithic period. Excavations of ancient tombs have helped the archaeologists to document this tradition of cultivation of the vine. certainly, the long history of Valencia as an important port city has strengthened its connections to wine and wine exports. Today, Valencia is the third city of Spain and a major Center for wine exports, exporters sent Valencia products to markets around the world.
The grapes have been cultivated in Valencia since Neolithic times. The ancient writers, such as martial and Juvenal, mention the area's wine industry in his writings. Valencia is the city native to Arnau de Vilanova, who became famous by writing and translating the books of medicine and for his work in medicine and Alchemy; Arnau de Vilanova wrote a book about wine entitled Liber de Vinis in the 13th century. While wine has played a role in the economy of Valencia for many years, it is only in the last few centuries that the export of wine business has grown in size and importance. Today, many wineries in Valencia still produce mainly for the export market, although its products are also popular among the locals. The wine's traditional dessert in the area, which is made from grapes of Muscat, is one of themost popular wines from Valencia.
The producers of the region of Valencia can choose among a long list of permitted grape varieties, but in practice, most prefer to plant the most popular varieties - Merseguera, malvasía, tempranillo, monastrell and moscatel (Roman or Alexandria).
The permitted white grape varieties include macabeo blanc, Pedralba, pedro ximenez fine plant, plant nova, Verdil, tortosí, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Sémillon. Red grapes for wine production admitted in Valencia include bobal, cabernet sauvignon, Garnacha tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, forcayat, pinot noir, merlot and syrah, as well as the popular Tempranillo and Monastrell. Experimental varieties include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Ruby and the remote control.
The DO Valencia allows the wineries in the area to buy Bobal grape of the neighbouring utiel-REQUENA wine to be used for the purpose of mixing.