A smoky and slightly savoury style, but not shy on the fruit content either. A great wine for cutting through fatty or olive oil rich foods.
Since 1994, Bodegas Iranzo has exclusively produced Spanish organic wines, making it one of the oldest-established vineyards in Spain to apply this European organic regulation. Located in Utiel-Requena DO region near Valencia, Bodegas Iranzo produces one of the longest established estate-bottled wines in Spain, with the first recorded written evidence of the vineyard estate Cañada Honda, owned by the Iranzo Perez–Duque family dating back to 1335 as granted by King Pedro I of Castilla. For the owners of the estate, the Iranzo Perez–Duque family, the practice of organic farming reflects a wider view of the management of natural resources which has led it, since the 1950s, to reforest over 30 hectares with native woodland species. Their vineyards lie in a natural gully known locally as the 'River of Wine', it lies in the shade of the Sierra de Cuenca, giving it a very different micro-climate from the rest of Valencia. It's noticeably cooler enabling the wines to retain natural freshness. The family has also promoted the establishment of concepts such as a flora micro-reserve and a biological station prohibiting hunting, which have made the Cañada Honda estate the largest environmentally protected area in Valencia. The present vineyard was designed and laid out in 1983 with a view to achieving two distinct but complementary objectives: the production of Spanish organic wines of the finest quality and total respect for the environment. The vineyard is fertilised using sheep’s manure from extensively farmed flocks in the local area. The buildings housing the winery and cellars were built between 1916 and 1929. They have been declared as a Cultural Heritage site by the Valencian government. Sensitive restoration and redevelopment of the buildings began in 1997, incorporating the latest winemaking technology without altering the original architectural lines. Bodegas Iranzo produces Spanish wines made with 100% organic grapes including some of the best known indigenous varietals like Bobal and Tempranillo. The winery also produces the "No Sulfites Added" Organic Spartico wine. All their wines are vegan-friendly, using no animal byproducts in production. The wines are also non-GMO Project verified. Winemakers here are Francisco Gabaldon and Raul Herrero.