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Alicante

DO area at mediterranean coast Costa Blanca (white coast) in spanish region Valencia, About 75 kilometers northeast of Alicante is located on the Dénia peninsula only 10 years later affiliated sub-zone La Marina Alta in the mainly Sweet wines be generated. The vineyards of the sub-zone Alicante Clásico are on a smaller scale to the port city of Alicante, four-fifths inland but in 500 to 650 meters above sea level. The vineyards cover about 14,500 hectares of vineyards on mostly dark limestone soils with low content of clay. This mild in summer and winter climate is humid and Mediterranean near the coast, continental inland. All year round, a fairly high humidity prevails.

Alicante - vines

The most important red wines are Bobal. Cabernet Sauvignon. Garnacha Tinta (also Alicante) Garnacha Tintorera. Giro. Merlot. Monastrell. Pinot Noir. Tempranillo and Syrah, The most important white wines are Airén. Chardonnay. Macabeo. Merseguera, Moscatel de Alejandría or Moscatel Romano ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ), Planta Fina ( Damaschino ) Sauvignon Blanc and Verdil, A specialty is the fortified red wine Fondillón, which partly by means of Solera will be produced. For blends is still the technique of Doble pasta common. Well-known producers are Boscope, Enrique Mendoza, El Sequé, Gutiérrez de la Vega and Telmo Rodríguez, Besides that is Alicante also the name part of some grape varieties or synonyms.

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