Well documented remains of winemaking in the region are of Iberian origin, of great wealth, from the fifth century (B. C).
The Cabriel plateau maintains a treasure that very few areas have managed to conserve. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy native varieties that are only grown here and that have been preserved throughout the centuries as a legacy of our ancestors giving wines a unique personality, from the star variety in our Bobal reds, to our Tardana whites and reaching the now extinct Royal grape. This is a variety with which we are one of the few families that still make wine, since it has practically disappeared.
Proof of this is the archaeological site of the Pilillas, in the Requena’s district of Los Duques. Dating from the Iberian era, approximately the fifth century (B. C.) there is evidence of wine production in the municipality of Requena.
The Bobal grape variety is the most widespread in the area, the Utiel-Requena Designation of Origin. This native grape occupies 75% of the total area of the vineyard, and adapts perfectly to its climate and territory.
La presencia de la bobal en la zona, no es reciente, hay constancia de su existencia desde le siglo IX, siendo también una de las variedades citadas en el siglo XV, por Jaume Roig en su libro “L’Espill ó Llibre de les dones”.
“la pus sana de muntalbana, Boval, o Negrella si volent plantar i corear pus fructos i virtuos”