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DO area at mediterranean coast Costa Blanca (white coast) in spanish region Valencia, North of the city of Alicante is separated along the coast from Denia to Culpe the 10 years later affiliated sub-zone La Marina , in which mainly Sweet wines be generated. The vineyards of the sub-zone Alicante Clásico are on a smaller scale to the port city of Alicante, to 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 levels of clay. The climate is humid and Mediterranean near the coast, continental inland.

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, 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,

Alicante (see there) is also a name part of grape varieties or synonyms.

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