Although since 1993 and exports its wines to the United States and 20% of that produced reaches countries like Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, England and France, now in collaboration with the company AGR, specializing in the marketing of the primary sector, the winemaker has managed to put this oddity in the Chinese market and the not inconsiderable price of 200 euros a bottle. And a less than 300 manufacturing units had to pass 1,400 bottles labeled.
Another of their wines, the Casta Diva Recóndita Harmony, a sweet red pint container, leave the crypt where it develops at a price of 100 euros. Obtained reward excellence.
The Princes of Spain watered his marriage to one of their wines
Because Felipe Gutierrez has more than 40 years working only with native grape varieties such as Mourvèdre, Grenache or Muscat, despising the cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay or merlot, of French origin, today fashion elsewhere, but "with the we can not compete, "says the winemaker.
All this is the result of an effort in which creativity mixed with local culture "to regain the traditional spirit, starting with the bread, oil and wine", which then has led to the kitchen and even the architecture of connotations Moorish in its cellar.
"El País Valenciano has always been more pleased with what came out they own", in decline because of unbridled construction, she says this winery with some bitterness.
The winemaker works only with native grape varieties
This former marine and Treasury official began in the seventies of the last century with his wife, Pilar Sapena natural Xàbia, an adventure that has embarked on their children Philip, commercial director, Violet, the winemaker, and Clara, who administration leads.
The fruit are about 60,000 bottles a year of some of the best wines from Valencia, with those who have "opted for the contrast to a typology of wine with a specific PH makes all equal."
But what has not yet been able to materialize Felipe bind the Directors or private investors in the new venture which now dreams: convert 20 hectares abandoned the natural park of Montgo in a rustic cellar which integrate to "recover the traditional crop of Muscat, which has a centuries-old culture. " An idea to restore the floor, set the traditional life and ecological Marina Alta and repeated as a franchise with a conservation purpose.
A challenge that, according to the different and risky bets that have already successfully passed, you may not resist Felipe.