Category Archives: Nodus

Sparkling Wine

Category: Sparkling Wine

Region: D.O. Cava (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: Macabeo & Chardonnay

Alcohol Content: 12%

Production process: Made with a blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay which are initially fermented individually and then blended in stainless steel to obtain the final coupage. This is then transferred to bottle where second fermentation takes place. It spends 24 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale yellow in colour with fine persistent chains of bubbles rising to the surface.
Nose: Aromas of Mediterranean fruits with hints of pastry and white flowers.
Taste: On the palate it is fresh, fruity with fine bubbles, great balance and acidity.

Food Pairing: This cava is best served with seafood, mild cheeses, white meats or great to drink alone.

Serving Temperature: Best served at between 6-8°C


Category: Young Rosé Winenodus-rosado-2015

Region: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 100% Bobal

Alcohol Content: 12%

The best grapes from our vineyards are selected for this Rosé 100% Bobal. Using the static draining technique or bleeding after 8 – 10 hours of cold maceration, we extract all the aromas and colour from the skins; the must is then left to ferment in stainless steel tanks at 16º Celsius.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright raspberry red colour
Nose: Intense red fruit, aromas of cherries and plums. Floral notes on the finish.
Taste: On the palate it is elegant, fresh and tasty.

Food Pairing:
Combines well with seafood, fish, salads, mild cheeses and great to drink alone.

Serving Temperature: 8-10ºC.


Category: White wine fermented in oak barrelsnodus-chardonnay

Region: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vintage: 2012 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: ???

Following careful selection of our Chardonnay grapes from “Finca El Renegado”, the grape must undergoes a short period of cold maceration, this must is then left to ferment in new French oak barrels for three months, extracting its full potential. The result is a magnificent full bodied white with great character.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Straw yellow colour with golden hints. Clean and bright.
Nose: A wonderful and elegant array of complex aromas, with fragrances of tropical fruits and vanilla, due to its time spent in oak.
Taste: It is well structured.

Food Pairing:
Great with all seafood and fish, mild cheeses, pâtés and white meats.

Serving Temperature: 10 -12ºC.


Reserva Varietal

Category: Red Wine Varietal Blendnodus-reerva2015-21

Region: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 40%Tempranillo, 30%Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%Syrah

Vintage: 2008 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Slow maceration with the grape skins at the end of the harvest and then this wine continued aging in American and French oak barrels for 18 months, integrating fruit and toasted aromas of oak.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep garnet color
Nose: Aromas of ripe fruit and elegant oak
Taste: Full bodied palate, good fruit, tannins really softened up, round, buttery, velvety taste with a long stay in the mouth.

Food Pairing:
Ideal with grilled meats, hard cheese or Spanish ham (Jamon Serrano)

Serving Temperature: 15-18ºC. Leave it breathing for 1 hour before serving.

• Silver Medal Concourse Mondial De Bruxelles 2010


Category: Young Red wine with some aging in oaknodus-bobal2015-21

Region: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Variety: 100 % Bobal

Vintage: 2010 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

The grapes are machine harvested first thing in the morning to ensure that they are picked at their coolest. Following the initial crushing of the grapes the remaining must is then slow
macerated. Fermentation then takes place at a low temperature. The wine is then placed in French oak barrels for 3 to 4 months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep cherry red in colour with a light violet rim.
Nose: A great aroma of ripe fruits of the forest, strawberries and raspberries. With a light vanilla toastiness and hints of licorice and spices.
Taste: Full bodied and fruity with well rounded tanins, great acidity and light vanilla notes with a touch of smokiness. A well balanced wine with a persistent finish.

Food Pairing:
Great with red meats, fatty fish, casseroles, tomato based pasta dishes and rice. Also ideal with all types of cheese.

Serving Temperature: Best served at: 15-18º

• GoldMedal ConcoursMondial de Bruxelles 2013


Category: Merlot Delirium From the Algibe vineyardnodus-merlot-2015

Region: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) Spain

Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Vintage: 2010 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Aromatic black cherry fruit, faint notes of black pepper and vanilla, soft tannins, and classic structure.
Taste: Dry but with some delicacy..

Food Pairing: Red & white meat, tomato based pasta dishes, casseroles, stews and barbacue. Also good with a variety of cheeses.

Serving Temperature: 15-18ºC

Winery Information

Bodegas y Vinedos 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.