Located in the Valencian Community, it has an area of 816 km², it is the largest municipality in the region, which also makes it one of the largest in Spain. The main crops are vineyards, with Almond and Olive crops also occurring to a lesser extent.
It sits on a plateau between 550 and 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by peaks that exceed 1,000 meters to the north and east. It has a continental climate with a Mediterranean influence, being about 70km from the Mediterranean Sea.
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This region is characterized by a short Summer and a relatively long Winter. The average annual temperature is 13ºC with hot and dry Summers and high temperature fluctuations between day and night. Winters are cold, sometimes reaching -15ºC and a fairly typical rainfall of a continental climate between 350-400 liters per square meter.
These climatic conditions mean that from a viticulture point of view, vineyards can be managed organically, in a relatively easy way compared to other areas where climatic conditions, especially humidity, present important challenges for production. organic grape. The biggest challenges when it comes to growing vines are the frequent spring frosts and hail in the summer.
For the elaboration of our quality cavas we use the varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Macabeo for white cavas and Garnacha and Monastrell for rosés.
Our experience and our know-how has allowed us to experiment during all these years, and we have verified that the Chardonnay variety for sparkling wines is perfectly adapted to the terroir of the Requena region. That is why all our cavas, unlike the cavas produced in other regions of Spain, have a large percentage of Chardonnay. To the Chardonnay we add the Macabeo variety, native to the wine regions in Spain, to make cavas with great fruit that truly express the quality of the cavas produced in the area.
For our superior cava we also use the Pinot Noir variety.
The soils have a low content of organic matter and are generally quite poor.
They are mainly clayey-calcareous and have abundant water in the subsoil, which allows irrigation in the vast majority of vineyards, thus complementing the low rainfall in the region to obtain yields, which are usually in line with the maximum allowed by the Cava Regulatory Council (12,000kg per hectare for normal harvests).
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