Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega
Felipe Gutiérrez de la Vega is a lover of opera, music and literature and has made the growing, selection of grapes and careful creation of his wines into an art form.
He names the wines after figures from literature, music or theatre, like Stendhal, Camilo José Cela, Dashiell Hammett, Antonio Cortis and Charo López, or characters such as Norma or the Prince of Salina from Il Gattopardo.
Bodegas Gutierrez de la Vega is located in the small mountain town of Parcent, in the Marina Alta area of the province of Alicante. The boutique family winery is known for its efforts to revive the region's traditional wines, particularly sweet muscats.
As of the 2010 vintage, Gutiérrez de la Vega is no longer under the Alicante appellation so only vintages and grape varieties are mentioned on the labels. “We are back to the times when brands were more important than appellations”, says Felipe.
Every aspect of the wines is taken care of to the smallest detail. Barrels are kept in an underground cave with living stone walls that give the cellar optimal humidity and temperature for the wines.
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