Alicante D.O.

The Alicante wine region lies near the coast, south of Valencia in southeastern Spain.  The region takes its name from the historic port of Alicante from which the region’s wines were shipped from the 16th century onwards.

The region is divided into two zones; La Marina , which is a coastal area and has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summer, perfect for growing the Moscatel grape and Vinalopo, more inland, named after a local river where the climate is very hot and dry and the Monastrell grape grows well here.  Originally these two grapes alongside Alicante Bouchet and Bobal were the only grape varieties permitted in the area but now other international red wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Garnacha and Tempranillo and the white grapes of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have also been permitted. 

Primarily a producer of sweet wines, its most famous wine is Fondillon made from very ripe Monastrell grapes which is similar to Pedro Ximenez (see Sherry), Alicante is now establishing itself as a region of serious, full bodied varietal wines.  

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  1. Casta Diva
    Moscatel Alicante D.O.
    0.5l White
    €21.20 €17.52
    Casta Diva is een knipoog naar de passie en de grote liefde van de producent Felipe Gutiérrez de la Vega voor de opera. Hij bewerkt 12 hectares wijngaarden te Parcent in de provincie van Alicante. De Moscatel-druiven worden laat geoogst om een zeer hoog gehalte aan restsuiker te bekomen. De lagering gebeurt op verschillende soorten vaten en dit geeft aan de wijn extra complexiteit. Casta Diva is rijk, diepgaand en geraffineerd met tonen van sinaasappelschil, honing, druiven en kruiden. Een prachtige dessertwijn met een mooie lengte.
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