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BODEGAS
FINCA HOYA DE CADENAS
Ctra. Utiel a Camporrobles Km.8,5. 46313. Las Cuevas de Utiel. Valencia.
Tel: 962 182 507 - Fax: 962 524 243
Web: www.hoyadecadenas.es - E-mail: enoturismo@vicentegandia.com

Hoya de Cadenas State, An Eco-Paradise
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an eco-paradise just 100 Km from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 200 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. Its situation on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca affords a particular micro-climate with temperature variations from day to night which give the grapes their own special characteristics and encourages the accumulation of highly valued polyphenols.

The Estate is equipped with all the technology for getting the most out of the land without damaging it; respecting its natural cycles, making best use of water, seeing each vine stock as something able to produce the multiple facets which, like a gemstone, some wines offer to delight all the senses.

All the vine stocks are supported on trellises and have a local irrigation system, entirely computerised, which is only used when rainfall is scarce. Pruning, pre-pruning and harvesting are all carried out using environmentally friendly techniques to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion.



Barrel Cellar
Since the 2001 harvest, Vicente Gandía has had new wine production facilities on the vineyards of the Hoya de Cadenas Estate. Located on the vineyards, the underground cask cellar today holds 15,000 selected oak casks and, with an area of 4000 m2, is the largest wine cellar in the Community of Valencia. All the casks are of 225 litre capacity and come from Missouri (USA) or the forests of Allier (France).

The blending of varieties is an art in itself, so we use oak from different countries and with different types of toasting to produce highly expressive, complex wines.

Grape varieties
In this speace they grow five of the best worls grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Tempranillo. And some hectareas for Bobal, nativ from
D.O. Utiel- Requena.


The surounding area
Located in the western part of the Valencia Region, the area has been a Denomination of Origin since 1932. It is composed by 9 towns councils, Utiel being the more important one and the centre of the Domination of Origin. The municipality of Utiel is part of the "CAVA" zone of Spain. Irrigated by the Magro and the Caballero rivers, it is 40.000 hectares in area and has 130 wineries. The wine tradition of the are dates from the VII century, as proved by the amphora's found in the iberic archaeological site of Los Villares de Caudete de las Fuentes, called Kelin.
Kelin.

Vines from the winery
Generación I
Denominación de origen: Utiel- Requena
Grape variety: Bobal 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Garnacha 10%

Ceremonia
Denominación de Origen: Utiel-Requena
Grape variety: Tempranillo 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Bobal 10%

Reserva
Denominación de Origen: Utiel-Requena
Grape variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha

White Barrel Fermented
Denominación de Origen: Utiel-Requena
Grape variety: Chardonnay 65%, Sauvignon Blanc 35%

Bobal Viñas Viejas
Grape variety: 85% Bobal - 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Denominación de Origen: Utiel-Requena.

Fusta Nova - Sweet wine
Denominación de Origen: Valencia
Grape variety: 100% Moscatel de Alejandría

El Miracle Tempranillo-Shiraz
Grape variety: 65% Tempranillo, 35% Shiraz
Denominación de Origen:Valencia.

El Miracle Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc
Grape variety: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Sauvignon Blanc.
Denominación de Origen: Valencia


Visits

Differebt types of visits are offered to know the Hoya de Cadenas state and its wines.

Contact: tel: 96 218 25 07 - 647 745747 or E-mail: enoturismo@vicentegandia.com


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