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DO ALICANTE

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The D.O. ALICANTE is in Alicante (Alcalalí, Alcocer de planes, Algueña, Alicante, Banyeres de mariola, ...) y Murcía (Abanilla, Jumilla and Yecla). The paper that plays the Mediterranean climate is decisive. The high everage temperature, the shortage of rains and la menor altitude on the level of the sea they determine the differentiation of the wines of Alicante.

Vintages of the wine region

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Show Details Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Zone of production

Alicante: Alcalalí, Alcocer de planes, Algueña, Alicante, Banyeres de mariola, Beneixama, Beniarbeig, Beniarrés, Benichembla, Benidoleig, Benillup, Benimarfull, Benimeli, Benissa, Benitachell, Biar, Calpe, Campo de mirra, Cañada, Castalla, Castell de castells, Cocentaina, Dénia, El verger, Elda, Els poblets, Gata de gorgos, Gayanes, Hondón de las nieves, Hondón de los frailes, Ibi, Jalón, Jávea, La romana, Llíber, Lorcha, Monóvar, Murla, Ondara, Onil, Orba, Orihuela, Parcent, Pedreger, Petrer, Pinoso, Planes, Sagra, Salinas, Sanet y negrals, Sax, Senija, Teulada, Tibi, Tormos, Vall de laguart, Villena

Murcia: Abanilla, Jumilla, Yecla

Climate

The paper that plays the Mediterranean climate in the development of the grapevine is decisive. Factors like the high everage temperature (between 13ºC and 18ºC, reaching in summer maxims between 30 º and 40 º), the shortage of rains (between 300 and 500 mm / year), the high number of hours of sunstroke (2.500 hours of the Sun cleared a year), and the minor altitude on the level of the sea they determine the differentiation of the wines of Alicante. In the regions of the interior the Mediterranean climate gets continental influences for his proximity to the Plateau, whereas the zone of the High Sea-coast constitutes in maritime microclimate that meets favored by the marine breeze.

Stained Varieties

Authorized: Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir

Preferential: Robe Dyes, Robe Tintorera, Monastrell, Tempranillo

White Varieties

Authorized: Chardonnay, Plant Dies, Verdil

Preferential: Airén, Macabeo, Merseguera, Muscatel of Alexandria

Types of wine

  • new Wine or young wine. these indications Will Be able to use the white, pink and stained wines, which are bottled in nine months following the vintage, being obligatory to indicate in the label his add
  • Crop. This indication can be applied exclusively to the wines elaborated with grape gathered in the year that is mentioned in the indication. To the effects of the Regulation, the indications Crop and vintage they are considered to be equivalents
  • Upbringing, reservation and great reservation. Regarding the conditions and characteristics that must assemble the wines to deserve these indications, it will be abided to arranged in the article 8 of the Royal decree 157/1988 of February 22 and other regulation that could be applicable
  • mellow Wine Alicante. This indication will be able to be applied to the wines that have followed a process of aging marcadamente oxidativo, with sudden changes of temperature in presence of the air, that ol will will to adjust to the following ones normas: <>
  • Aging in packings of wood or in packings of crystal submitted to solar radiations
  • minimal Period of twenty-four months
  • noble Wine Alicante. This indication will be able to be applied only to the wines which alcoholic wealth is exclusively natural and they are elaborated by varieties of grapes principales. The process of aging ol will will to adjust to the following ones normas: <>
  • Aging in packings of wood, in bottle or in the types of packings traditionally used for aging of the own wines of quality of Alicante
  • minimal Period of: white, pink and stained Wines: Thirty months
  • old Wine. Only this indication will be able to apply to him to the qualit wines submitted to process of upbringing that ol will will to adjust to the following ones normas: <>
  • Upbringing in packings of wood, in bottle, or in the types of packings used traditionally in the own wines of Alicante
  • minimal Period of: white, pink and stained Wines: Thirty six months. Vino grow older and old wine they are considered to be equivalent to the effects of the present Regulation
  • Fondillón. there will apply To Itself this indication, sole right of the Name of Origin Alicante, to the wines elaborated with grapes of the variety Monastrell, sobremaduradas in the vine-stock and with exceptional conditions of quality and health. In the fermentation autochthonous yeasts will be in use only and the alcoholic acquired wealth will have to be, in its entirety, natural. The process of upbringing
    1. will have to adjust to the following ones normas:
    2. Barrels of oak and own systems of upbringing of the zone
    3. minimal Duration of ten years, according to the system of upbringing, without in no case the last wine used to refill has menos de four years
    4. Muscatel of Alicante. The utilization of the name " Muscatel of Alicante " remains reserved only for the sweet wines and of Liquor Muscatel, elaborated from grapes of the variety Muscatel of Alexandria

Regulatory Advice

Regulatory Advice of the D.O. "ALICANTE"

Orense, 3. Mezzanine dcha

03003 - Alicante

Alicante - Spain

Tel.: 965 984 478 - Fax: 965 229 295

http://www.crdo-alicante.org

Wineries List

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A. y M. Navarro (Bodegas Terra Natura)

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Villena -AlicanteComunidad Valenciana

Agro-Castelló, S.L. (Finca Collado)

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Gandía -ValenciaComunidad Valenciana

Agroxaló Bodegas y Viñedos

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Benissa-AlicanteComunidad Valenciana

Antonio Llobell Cardona

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Teulada-AlicanteComunidad Valenciana

Bodega Casa Corredor (MGWines Group)

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Caudete-AlbaceteCastilla y León

Bodega Coop. Agrícola de Ibi

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Ibi-Alicante Comunidad Valenciana

Bodega Coop. Agrícola de Petrer

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Petrer -Alicante Comunidad Valenciana

Bodega Coop. Campo de San Blas

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Sax-AlicanteComunidad Valenciana

Bodega Coop. de Algueña

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Algueña -Alicante Comunidad Valenciana

Bodega Coop. de Castalla

Designation of Origin ALICANTE

Castalla-AlicanteComunidad Valenciana

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