Category Archives: Actum

Sinister Dark Red Blend

Sinister-Bottle2ACTUM SINISTER DARK RED BLEND

Category: Blend Dark Red Blend

Origin: Valencia, Spain

Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc & Syrah

Alcohol Content: 13 %

Winemaking:
This sinister blend is made from specially selected grapes, picked at the early hours of the night for optimum freshness & mystery. Fermented at low temperatures.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Depp cherry red in color.
Nose: Aromas of fruits of the forest with a mineral undertone.
Taste: on the palate, this wine is jammy and full bodied, with an elegant long finish.

Food Pairing:
Can be served with all meats, cheeses and tomato based pasta dishes.

Chardonnay-Macabeo

Category: Young White Wine Blendchardonnay-macabeo

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay & 50% Macabeo

Alcohol Content: 12.5 %

Winemaking:
A blend of Chardonnay & Macabeo. 50% of each varietal is used to produce this wine. The grapes are harvested seperately and both wines are then blended following fermentation.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Very pale straw in colour with a faint hint of green.
Nose: We can detect pineapple, pear, apple, and a floral bouquet.
Taste: The wine is crisp and extremely fruity with excellent balance and great length.

Food Pairing:
Can be served with fish, seafood, light pasta dishes, salads, white meat and poultry and great to drink alone.

Serving Temperature: Serve between 8 & 10°C

Syrah-Tempranillo

Category: Syrahactum-coleccion-tinto-no-br

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: Syrah-Tempranillo

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.0 %

Winemaking:
A blend of Syrah & Tempranillo, This wine has spent 3 months in oak adding structure and a touch of sweetness. A modern easy to drink wine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep cherry red in colour.
Nose: There are ripe fruits of the forest with a mineral undertone.
Taste: Well balanced, with an elegant long finish.

Food Pairing: Great with all meats, cured meats, cheeses, tomato based pasta dishes and casseroles.

Serving Temperature: Serve between 14 & 18ºC.

Winery Information

Bodegas de Utiel

Winery Background:
Our winery and vineyards are located on a small plateau in the interior of the Province of Valencia, 70 kilometers from the Mediterranean sea, and is about 700 meters above sea level. The land and climate – with Mediterranean characteristics but continental influences – produce unique, mainly red and rosé wines using the Bobal grape variety.

The landscape surrounding this property is quite unique: very close to the sea, between two deep valleys and Mediterranean forests. The 1,235-acre property of El Renegado, the original name of the tract, features the splended vineyards and olive tree fields that comprise the Bodegas de Utiel facility.

Story Behind the Actum Name:
When war broke out in Cuba in 1898 – a battle that saw Cuba win its independence – the farmers rebelled against the Spanish army and reneged on their obligation to go to war. Since then, they were called “The Colony of Renegades,” this legend lives on and is noted on the main entrance to the winery. The successors of these renegades went on to sell the property in 1985.

Actum comes from a Latin word that means Action and is inspired by these men and woman who risked their lives and took action against injustice.

Sauvignon Blanc

Category: White Wineactum-sauvignon-blanc

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 12.5 %

Winemaking:
Harvested at night to collect the fresh fruit makes it a short maceration of the must with the skins at a low temperature prior to pressing, for fermentation spend a couple of months in new French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale yellow with hints of bright green.
Nose: Intense aroma of mandarine orange, fresh cut flowers and tropical fruits.
Taste: Very balanced, very tasty with good acidity, and a long ending.

Food Pairing:
Enjoy with all fish dishes, salads and appetizers or just alone with friends.

Serving Temperature: Serve it chilled.

Awards:
• 88 point Guia Peñin 2011.
• 2013 Silver Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition

Red Blend

Category: Oak Aged Red Varietalactum-red-blend

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13 %

Winemaking:
From selected grapes, harvested at the optimum ripening time in the field that helps to develop this wine. Then it is fermented at low temperatures, developing its fruity character. The wine then remains a few months in French Oak barrels to create a final product with a smooth vanilla finish with notes of juicy red and black fruits.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright and deep red cherry tones.
Nose: Elegant, complex, with intense fruit character and spicy wood.
Taste: On the palate, leaves a structured way, velvety and persistent.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with all meat dishes and hard cheeses or just alone with friends.

Serving Temperature: It is best served slightly chilled – but not too much – around 57ºF to 64ºF.

Awards
• Silver medal at Concourse Mondial Bruxelles, 2010
• 2011 Bronze medal at San Francisco International Wine Competition
• 2013 Bronze Medal Winner San Francisco International Wine Competition
• 90-Point “BEST BUY” Rating by Internationally renowned Certified Wine Educator John Mahoney, Chancellor of The Dyonisian Society, International.