Winery Name: Bodega Rebollar
Address: Pago de Santana, 46391 Rebollar (Valencia)
Telephone: 607 436 362
- 9 de Octubre
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The wine-making tradition began in the 1920´s with Feliciano Cárcel, grandfather to the current owners. His sons took over in the 1940´s with Ernesto senior building a new bodega. His sons, the two brothers commenced a modernisation process in the early 80´s producing their first wine in 1982, Rebollar, a red wine whose name survives today as a young style wine also sold in bag in the box format.
Today Carlos makes his wine from this original bodega and Ernesto makes his from a subterranean bodega on the outskirts of town, which was built in the early 90´s.
Ernesto and Pepa Cerveró have some 20 hectares of Macabeo, Bobal, Garnacha and Tempranillo which from the 2011 vintage will be ecologically certified and will carry the certification on its labels which should help with marketing in Northern Europe. Currently the wines are sold directly from the property and through a distributor in Valencia. Ernesto is also a committee member of Ferevin, the organisation responsible for Requenas August wine fair each year and which his brother Carlos is President of.
The bodega is set into a hill-side and consists of a main building housing stainless-steel deposits on the lower level together with a bottling, tasting and sales area. Upstairs there are the destalking machine and press, as well as a laboratory and an office. The barrel park is a long brick-lined tunnel set off the rear of the ground floor and here can be found the american oak barricas which Ernesto prefers.
Text by Riki Wigley (http://rikiwigley.wordpress.com)