The Vall de Pop in the Marina Alta joins the Alicante route for wines.
In this region of the Marina Alta the epicentre of wine production is in the Vall de Pop. A commonwealth of nine villages, which have grape vines that are centauries old as their seal of identity. Some wines that in a little over five years, have become a symbol in the Valencia Community, and are an important part of the Guarantee of Origin and a Quality of Wine from Alicante.
The Mostra de Vins I Menjars Tradicionals (The Traditional Food and Wine Expo) will be at the Jardin de Turia from the 1st to the 5th of April
Arriving on time for its spring date, a year on and the Mostra de Vins I Aliments Tradicionals de la Comunitat Valenciana celebrates its 21st edition. It will open on the 1st and will remain open until Sunday the 5th in the evening, in its usual venue of recent years, at the Jardines del Viejo Cauce del Turia, next to the Alameda Bridge.
It was built by the agricultural cooperative, with a budget of three million
The partner farmers annually harvest fifty thousand arrobas ( 1 X arroba = 25 lbs) of grapes.
Jalon, a tiny but prosperous village ensconced in the northern part of the province, almost in the centre of the fertile valley, has given us yet more proof of how much can be achieved when interests unite towards an identical common goal. Its Cooperativa Sindical de Labradores y Ganaderos (Syndicate Cooperative of farm workers and ranchers) which groups together almost the totality of farmers has already brought about unmistakable demonstrations of how much can be achieved through mutual collaboration. Yesterday afternoon, that is to say the 22nd October 1962, will remain written in local history, because on this day the building which epitomizes the common interests of this agricultural community was built: its solemn and well installed winery.
BodegasXaló has elected the CDT in Denia as the place to publicly present their new creations. This includes the Bahía de Dénia Brut Nature, “one of the first and few sparkling wines created with 100% Muscat grapes from the Vall de Pop”, according to the wine cellars oenologist. The president of BodegasXalo, Pepe Juan Reus, is “very hopeful” of the new project and wishes that “its circulation will be a complete success”.
The Virgen Pobre Cooperative made, using the “champanoise” method, almost 10.000 bottles of their new Bahia de Denia Brut Nature
Marina Alta wines currently on offer can now count on a new advocate. BodegasXalo, or the Virgen Pobre Cooperative, yesterday presented to the public their new Bahia de Denia Brut Nature, a sparkling wine created 100% from the Muscat grape variety, typical of the region.
The success with which the Bahia de Denia wine was received, elaborated by the Virgen Pobre of Jalon Cooperative, has led this winery to bring onto the market a new wine, the Sweet Bahia de Denia. This new product was presented yesterday at the Centre for Tourist Development (CDT) of Denia, by the managers of the cooperative and the Denia and Jalon Town Halls.
It is the essence of the Muscatel grape from Alexandria that was cultivated in the lands of Denia and the Marina Alta in Roman times, the same that blended with the American grape of the same variety around the middle of last century.
The “Vall de Xaló” has been awarded first place as the Best Muscatel of the Year. The Valencia Association for Agribusiness’, Proava, presented the award to the wine from BodegasXaló during the annual wine tasting held by the Els Bodeguers collective. The “Vall de Xaló” holds the Protected Designation of Origin Alicante certificate.
Last Tuesday a panel of seven judges evaluated close to twenty samples of sweet wines and mistelas produced by wine cellars ascribed to the DO Alicante and Valencia
The conference room at RuralCaja centre played host last Tuesday to an activity that is unusual in the wine world: a blind wine tasting of sweet muscatel wines. This year’s competition was organised between the Proava association and the Els Bodeguers collective, in collaboration with the Designation of Origin Alicante and Valencia, as well as the Consulate for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
“Vall de Xaló” from the BodegasXaló wine cellar (Vinos Alicante DOP) has been awarded first price in the “Best Muscatel of the Year” category, organised by Proava, in the annual wine tasting competition held by the Bodegueros y Licoristas Els Bodeguers association, which was held in the Ruralcaja-Grupo CRM foundation centre. It is the best acknowledgement for this100% muscatel wine, in the only competition in Spain for its variety, and it’s another to add on to its long list of prizes and acknowledgements.