Caprasia Tinto ‘Roble’ – organic & vegan wine from Spain


Bodegas Vegalfaro, Tinto ‘Roble’.

From the hinterland of Valencia: Utiel-Requena. Organic and Vegan (*).


New wine for wine gift: Bodegas Vegalfaro. We met winemaker Rodolfo Valiente again after a long time at the Prowein fair in Dusseldorf. We heard that he had completely ‘reorganised’ the company: all wines are now organic and he has added a large number of wines to his range. So it was about time to get back together with him. We have decided to work with this Caprasia series.

The Vegalfaro Winery is located in the province of Valencia, in the region of La Plana de Requena-Utiel. The winery, under the direction of winemaker Rodolfo, produces wines with the origins Vino de Pago (Los Balagueses), DOP Utiel-Requena and DOP Cava.

The estate covers some 60 hectares of vineyards and all are certified organic. Besides the local Macabeu and Bobal, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay have also been planted. For a number of wines, Rodolfo uses terracotta Anfora, which takes him back 2500 years. Hence the name ‘Caprasia’, ancient Spanish for “land of goats”. With this, Rodolfo refers to the time when goats roamed wild here and people were in the process of starting vineyards. These pioneers made their wine in the above mentioned Anfora.

Caprasia tinto, Roble: 55% Bobal / 45% Merlot. Bobal is the local grape variety and gives strength and colour to the wine. Merlot provides juice and fruit. The wine matures for 4 months in oak barrels (medium toast).

These wines are also guaranteed vegan (*).

(*) Vegan wine: aren’t all wines vegan then? No, animal products are used in the production of many wines. For example, many red wines use egg wites Are you vegan? Then get some good advice!

Vivino: 3,6 (****), Best 11% of all wines worldwide.

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