To see and go. The Iberian town of Les Alcusses is a must. But if you see the famous bronze sculpture of Moixent Guerrer, to visit the Museum of Prehistory of Valencia in the Charity ( www.museuprehistoriavalencia.es ). In addition, there are many routes to explore the area on foot, by bike, by car or motorbike, www.alforins.com or www.valldalbaida.com offer some.
To drink and visit. Came. The 13 wineries that make up the association Terres dels are Antonio Arráez Alforins, Clos Corbí, Cooperativa San Pedro de Moixent, Los Pinos, Rafael Cambra, Celler del Roure, Daniel Belda, Enguera, Heretat Tavernes, Los Frailes, Pago Casa Gran, Torrevellisca Vine and Wine. Some are visited. More information www.terresalforins.com .
To eat. Barbecued body. They are traditional gazpacho to gachamiga, Shepherd pot and stews and rice dishes. A unique cassoleta of pebrassos with mushrooms of the region. July Restaurant ( www.juliorestaurant.es ) in Fontanars dels Alforins has a Michelin star. In Montserrat Over eat products made with wood and earth can sleep ( www.masmonserrat-moixent.com ).
The claim, in any case, sells and very effective. Immediately refers to the beauty and pleasures of life. And also reaffirms the importance of a good slogan, with a bright idea that, in the case of Valencia, has become, paradoxically, from dark foreboding.
Indeed, the future of some of the so-called Terres dels Alforins clouded few years ago, when it announced the installation of a macrovertedero not far from La Bastida de Les Alcusses, where the Iberians left traces of their sophistication 2,500 years ago. Picked out a resistance movement against the project intelligently alerting the destruction of Tuscany Valencia. Calo, not only in the media, and the campaign helped to extend and popularize the slogan. Today, averted the threat of trash (apparently) mode is used the aliases medieval epic literature. If El Cid with him a "what if I had good vassal good sir", the triangle formed by the towns of Moixent, Fontanars dels Alforins and La Font de la Figuera, followed by a "Tuscany Valencia".
Not bad. In fact, this theme can wake Florentine attention supermini even more indolent and snobbish, he who has the Etruscan origin of Tuscany (on look at google) and ignores the Iberians and made wine in the lands that today is extracted broth drinking in the company of other city rats. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Actually, the pictorial beauty of the succession of vine fields, sunflower, wheat and olive, crossed by roads leading to old farmhouses, and framed by the mountains Enguera Grossa and need not be compared. Only be known and enjoyed. Because it is a beautiful landscape of subtle variety of colors, predominantly ocher and green, and gentle slopes that can be seen in all its depth from the privileged vantage point is the hill of Les Alcusses.
Pablo Calatayud, in his cellar earthen jars. / JESUS CISCAR
Around this important settlement Moixent Guerrer of archaeological excavations which certify that the Iberians did not drink the wine in any vessel, are 13 wineries have joined under the name of Terres dels Alforins. "We add about 4,000 hectares of vineyard. We do not claim to be an appellation of origin. We are part of Valencia. We want to promote our land, our products and also combat piracy, "explains Pablo Calatayud, the current president of the organization, surrounded by bottles of his Celler del Roure. A little further, a few meters underground, is a winery with a hundred jars of clay more than 300 years is recovered for the development of aged wine.
The brand has Alforins pedigree, not only for its increasingly prized wines of already detected fraud to attempt to pass for a ride. Still standing mansions and estates of the ancient magnificence of Fontanars artistocrática when this enclave, situated between the sea and the plateau Madrid, was home to some of Spain great. Today, some families from neighboring potentadas Ontinyent retain their large estates. And others have been transformed to meet the emerging demand for domestic tourism of lands by the wine flowing from the times of the Iberians. A land that is not Tuscany but has many attractions to visit.