Though Valencia is better known for oranges and paella, the region has much more to offer gastronomically. And when it comes to having a drink there, nothing is better than nice glass of Valencian wine. Vineyards have dotted the Valencian province for thousands of years and its wines are often underrated – until now. Here are three Valencian wines to sip on and enjoy.
- Baldovar 923, Rascaña 2018
In the region of Alto Turia, wines are made in the sky. The Baldavor village cultivates exquisite white wines at altitudes of 900m to 1,200m. One of which is the Rascaña 2018. It has the aromatic smell of orange and oaky notes, along with a touch of cream.
- Hispano Suizas, Impromptu Rosé 2018
This Spanish award-winning Pinot Noir rose is made from the best selection of grapes that Bodegas Hispano+Suizas’ vineyards have to offer. It is also a versatile match for your meals, going along well with anything from fruit salads and omelettes to rice with vegetables. Although this particular bottle has more of a subtle fruity aroma, it still packs a punch in taste with strong acidity and a berry flavour.
- Dominio los Pinos, DX Roble 2017
Located in the town of Fontanars which is just an hour’s drive from Valencia, Bodegas los Pinos has been producing wines for over a century. This dry red wine is a rich and intense shade of purple that carries touches of wood, coffee and chocolate for those who love earthy tones. It is the perfect companion with pasta or a medium rare steak.
Of course, we’ve barely scratched the surface with these recommendations. The next time you’re in the Valencian province, do reserve a day or two for a trip to the vineyards and try the dazzling array of wines it has to offer!