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DO Alicante is a wine region located in the province of Alicante (Spain) with an area of 14,256 ha and 50 registered wineries. Scored the designation of origin in 1932 (currently DOP) backed by a tradition of wine making, w...

DO Alicante is a wine region located in the province of Alicante (Spain) with an area of 14,256 ha and 50 registered wineries. Scored the designation of origin in 1932 (currently DOP) backed by a tradition of wine making, with a golden age during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when their wines were imported by traders northern Europe (English, Swedish and Flemish) to give body and color to their wines. The vineyards are planted at an average altitude of 600 meters, in composition-brown soils on limestone limestone, without the presence of organic matter and clay areas swept by rivers, into two divisions:  

  • - The Marina, on the north coast of Alicante, with a Mediterranean climate, specializing in sweet muscat wines   
  • - Vinalopó, further south, with a continental climate, lying behind the city of Alicante to meet Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia.

DO Alicante cultivate grape varieties: Monastrell and Garnacha mainly and less Tempranillo, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah. And white grape: Merseguera, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Airen and Macabeo. Elaborate their Monastrell grape wines mainly by the method of double pasta (wine fermented on lees) that produces strong red and light pink. Nevertheless its wine tradition has made them famous for its red wines of breeds long, noble and aged, still wines and sparkling sweet muscat based. Fondillón wines are made with grapes recent vintage years where conditions have produced grapes healthy and mature enough to give a natural alcohol content exceeding 16% vol. They are aged in oak barrels for a minimum of eight years, often similar to the solera system. - Fontillon, minimum stay of 10 years in oak barrels.

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