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DO area on the Mediterranean coast of the Costa Blanca (white coast) in the Spanish region Valencia, About 75 kilometers northeast of Alicante on the Dénia peninsula is the subzone La Marina Alta, which was added 10 years later Sweet wines be generated. The vineyards of the Alicante Clásico subzone are to a smaller extent around the port city of Alicante, but four fifths are inland at 500 to 650 meters above sea level. The vineyards cover around 14,500 hectares of vineyards on mostly dark limestone soils with a low proportion of clay. That is mild in summer and winter climate is moist and Mediterranean near the coast, continental in the interior. All year round, the air humidity is quite high.

Alicante - vines

The main red wine varieties are Bobal. Cabernet Sauvignon. Garnacha Tinta (also Alicante) Garnacha Tintorera. Giro. Merlot. Monastrell. Pinot Noir. Tempranillo and Syrah, The main types of white wine 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 fondillón, which is partly made from Solera will be produced. When blending is still the technique of Doble pasta common. Well-known producers are Boscope, Enrique Mendoza, El Sequé, Gutierrez de la Vega and Telmo Rodríguez, Besides, is Alicante also the name part of some grape variety names or synonyms.

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